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Try These Word Tips, Too!

Saturday, January 7th, 2017 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, MS Word, Quick Tips

In response to our article on a quick keyboard shortcut to make a line in Word, a reader named John had some additional tips. “Thanks so much for all your tips through the years! I finally have something I can add. Today you told about the Word Tip, typing three dashes to get a solid line across the page. Works fine. If you type three underscores, you can get a thicker line. And if you type three equals signs, you get a double line! Hope you can use this!”

I sure can, John!  Let’s take a look at how it works.  Just type in three underscores.


Hit the enter key and you have a thick line for the entire line.

Type three equal signs and hit enter for a double line.

~ Cynthia

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3 Responses to “Try These Word Tips, Too!”

  1. Clara ILGEN says:

    How neat!! Thanks!!

  2. KARL GREGG says:

    Cynthia, I have experience with this Word feature. Doing this creates part of a BORDER. It cannot be deleted by using Del or Backspace keys. You have to go to the Borders dialog to remove it. If you Google the problem you can get details. Been there done that.

  3. KARL GREGG says:

    Me again. My previous comment appears to be concerning versions earlier than 2013. Also three ~ (caret) characters gives a very pleasing gray line. In addition, three # (pound sign) provides a triple dividing line.

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