How do I delete this dotted line?


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Bob Boudewyns

Friends, a dotted line has appeared in my text. It acts kind of like a
graphic, but I can't select it or delete it. I think it was inserted when I
entered several periods in succession on a line. I can see this would be
useful sometimes, but I don't want it now. How can I delete it?
 
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Graham Mayor

It's a border - format borders & shading.
You can cancel the action at the time with CTRL+Z or disable it from tools >
autocorrect > autoformat as you type.

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Bob Boudewyns

Hey, Graham and Jay! Thanks for your fast and useful responses!

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| Friends, a dotted line has appeared in my text. It acts kind of like a
| graphic, but I can't select it or delete it. I think it was inserted when
I
| entered several periods in succession on a line. I can see this would be
| useful sometimes, but I don't want it now. How can I delete it?
|
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|
| Bob Boudewyns
| (e-mail address removed)
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OM

As well, if you go to View > Normal, you can see these things there, and
delete them.

Rob
 
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Charles Kenyon

No, you can't. In normal view you can delete manual page breaks which
display as dotted lines, but that isn't the subject of this post.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

It wouldn't work if the dotted line were a border, which is what the OP was
asking about.

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1/put the mouse above the dotted line
2/go to page layout
3/go to page border
4/go to border
5/go to setting chose none
6/at style option chose the last line then click ok
if ur problem still exist send me email and i ll send u more graphs
Bob Boudewyns said:
Friends, a dotted line has appeared in my text. It acts kind of like a
graphic, but I can't select it or delete it. I think it was inserted when I
entered several periods in succession on a line. I can see this would be
useful sometimes, but I don't want it now. How can I delete it?

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Bob Boudewyns
(e-mail address removed)
 

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