Overline Text in Word

  • Thread starter Christopher Hadfield
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Christopher Hadfield

Does anyone know of an easy way to place an overline over
a word or an alphanumeric character string of text in MS
Word, as opposed to the standard underline?

Suzanne S. Barnhill

There are two ways to create a character with a line over it, both using an
EQ field:

1. Use the EQ \o (overstrike) field to superimpose an overbar (character
0175) over your other character.

2. Use the EQ \x (box) field with the \to switch to put a top border on the
selected text.

The use of the EQ field and its switches is well documented in Word's Help

Whichever method you use, you can save the result as an AutoText entry for
ease of future insertion.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.mvps.org/word
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