Removing unwanted "lines" within a MS Word 10 table

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  1. Sarah2017

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    I created an apparent "line" within a cell by using the long dash key to split points within a cell.

    I cannot now remove this "line".

    It takes on a life of its own. When I try to delete this "line", it moves above the para, below the para, goes bold.

    In Jan 7 2010, ekw put the problem very clearly:
    "If I try to split the cell, the line goes with the split and is in both cells. If I add a row, the line is in the new row also. In one case
    the line is bold and another case the line is thin".

    Answers appeared to treat it as a drawn line, which it is not.

    ekw did not know how one of his contributors had managed to insert this "line". I do... but still don't know how to get rid of it. I tried to delete all the text - one bold "line" still remained and refused to be deleted.
     
    Sarah2017, Aug 12, 2017 at 8:56 AM
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    Hi
    I've found a very good explanation of this problem appears in

    http://wordfaqs.ssbarnhill.com/TroublesomeLines.htm#Borders.

    I also had a problem finding the borders cell - I looked in paragraph in the home page, then eventually worked out it was the square button above the word paragraph.

    This removed everything except the bottom double line. In the end, as I had a copy of the document, I deleted the column, and inserted all the text from the copy - apart from the last paragraph, which I retyped. Solved.
     
    Sarah2017, Aug 13, 2017 at 1:34 PM
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    Welcome to PC Review Sarah nice to have you aboard.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::user::user::user::user:
     
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