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Old 04-21-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
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Wink Remove line in Microsoft Word


In microsoft word, when you type ....... then Enter,it will create a whole line across the page.

Why does this happen?
How to remove it?

I am using Microsoft Office 2007
 
Old 04-21-2011, 10:06 PM   #2
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I think this is part of the autoformating.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291473
 
Old 04-21-2011, 10:26 PM   #3
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But how to remove the line?
I right click it, there is no option to delete it.
 
Old 04-21-2011, 10:27 PM   #4
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Use the back space key.
 
Old 04-21-2011, 10:30 PM   #5
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No, can't remove it.
However, I read from a post that the autoformat of border line can be deactivated.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 07:09 AM   #6
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General and has been moved accordingly.

Note: This was originally posted in the Linux - Software sub-form, AFAIK M$ Word hasn't been ported to Linux, so this question was not appropriate there. Please be more careful & thoughtful in choosing the forum in which to post your questions.

Thank you.

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Old 04-22-2011, 07:35 AM   #7
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Ctrl+Z
 
Old 04-22-2011, 07:41 PM   #8
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Are you even using a Linux distro? or did you mess up thinking M$ word was a Linux problem because as far as I remember M$ office doesn't work worth S**T here!!!
 
Old 04-22-2011, 08:08 PM   #9
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Are you even using a Linux distro? or did you mess up thinking M$ word was a Linux problem because as far as I remember M$ office doesn't work worth S**T here!!!
The OP has over 1000 posts and has asked Linux questions before.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #10
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Just curious as I see he has win 7 on his os!
 
Old 04-23-2011, 03:14 PM   #11
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You should consider moving to OpenOffice. The learning curve is minimal. It opens and saves as all Office products, Word, PowerPoint, Xcel, etc.. OpenOffice has a much simpler interface while still having all the functionality (that I care about at least). The interface is more intuitive as well. And guess what, you don't get that stupid dialog whenever you close down the app saying, "The document has changed. Do you want to save your changes?" even when you didn't change anything! I've completely uninstalled all Microsoft Office products. Take the leap; it's painless and you'll be glad you did!
 
Old 04-23-2011, 03:40 PM   #12
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OpenOffice has a much simpler interface while still having all the functionality (that I care about at least).
This is incorrect. Interface is not simpler, but different, and openoffice offers around 80% of MS office functionality (there's no "draw table with pencil", for example, support for MS formats is not perfect). OO is not a drop in replacement, but a possible alternative, and it's main advantage over MS Office is price. As long as you don't need specialized MS Office features, OO might work for you, but you should keep in mind that it is cheaper than MS Office, not better.

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In microsoft word, when you type ....... then Enter,it will create a whole line across the page.

Why does this happen?
How to remove it?

I am using Microsoft Office 2007
AFAIK, MS Office 2007 has built-in help system. To launch "help", press F1. The problem you are experiencing is most likely related to automatic substitutions. Also you could try contacting technical support. Also, I'd recommend to try some microsoft-specific forums to get MS-Office related help - IMO, while you should be able to get generic windows-related assistance on LQ, MS-Office is another story.

Last edited by SigTerm; 04-23-2011 at 03:51 PM.
 
Old 04-23-2011, 03:55 PM   #13
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support for MS formats is not perfect
How about MS support for ODF ?

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and it's main advantage over MS Office is price
Availability on Linux platform (without Wine), then price
 
Old 04-23-2011, 04:20 PM   #14
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How about MS support for ODF ?
It is not important to me.

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Availability on Linux platform (without Wine), then price
Linux platform has at least one alternative - koffice. Plus there's LaTeX.

Last edited by SigTerm; 04-23-2011 at 04:23 PM.
 
Old 04-23-2011, 11:31 PM   #15
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This is incorrect. Interface is not simpler, but different, and openoffice offers around 80% of MS office functionality (there's no "draw table with pencil", for example, support for MS formats is not perfect). OO is not a drop in replacement, but a possible alternative, and it's main advantage over MS Office is price. As long as you don't need specialized MS Office features, OO might work for you, but you should keep in mind that it is cheaper than MS Office, not better.
Ok, Mr. "This Is Incorrect", I guess it must be a matter of opinion then. I think the OO interface is much simpler and streamlined. And yes, it's not a drop-in replacement; which is the point. Most users don't need all the functionality that Word has, for example. And when some formatting is lost during the save to Word format, it's usually trivial and imperceptible. It's better because it's easier to use, less frustrating, cheaper, quicker to install, all which ultimately adds to more productivity which is the main goal. Greater productivity at zero cost is a huge win, imo.
 
  


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