How do I draw a line with the shift and underline keys?



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How do I draw a line with the shift and underline keys?

Postby cmV2cm4 » Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:00:01 GMT

Using Microsoft Office Word 2003 with Windows XP.
Before I could draw a line across a page by holding down the shift key and 
underline key for a short time, then hitting the enter key. I would like to 
know why this no longer works.

Re: How do I draw a line with the shift and underline keys?

Postby Suzanne S. Barnhill » Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:16:27 GMT

You have to have "Borders" checked on the AutoFormat As You Type tab of 
Tools | AutoCorrect Options. FWIW, you can accomplish the same thing by 
clicking the Bottom Border button on the Borders palette on the Formatting 

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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"WW" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
> Hello,
> I have drawn a squaredotted horizontal lines in my word document. It
> almost looks like a series of periods, like, ...................
> Now, after inserting this line object, I wanted to extend the line,
> which I was able to do by pressing the shift key and elongating the
> line using mouse.
> My question is, the mouse control moves quickly and it drags a certain
> length. I wanted just to add one additional dot to the line. I had to
> struggle a lot with shift and mouse to add just one additional dot to
> the line or even remove one additional dot to the line.
> Is there a keyboard control for this activity, so that i can press
> shift key and this other keyboard control so that I can elongate the
> line minutely.
> Thanks
> WW

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