Change Default Horizontal Line Formatting: Word 2007

Discussion in 'Word Documents' started by lawvol, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. lawvol

    lawvol Guest

    I use horizontal lines a lot in my documents, but I always want them t
    be solid color black lines as opposed to the shadowed gray version whic
    appears by default when using the "InsertHorizontalLine" command. I ge
    tired of constantly having to right click and change the formatting, bu
    have never found any sort of style relating to these horizontal lines.

    Thus, my question is whether anyone is aware of a way to change th
    DEFAULT formatting for inserted horizontal lines?

    Thanks so much for any help you can offer


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    lawvol
     
    lawvol, Feb 15, 2012
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  2. Instead of using the InsertHorizontalLine command, you could use AutoText.
    Insert the line, format it as desired, and save it as an AutoText entry or
    Quick Part (Alt+F3). This is a little less useful in Word 2007 than in any
    other version of Word because Word 2007 doesn't have AutoComplete
    suggestions for AutoText entries, but you can still type the first few
    letters of the entry name and press F3 to insert it.

    Alternatively, why not use a border? Define a paragraph style that has a top
    border (formatting the border line as desired and using the Border Options
    to separate it from the text the desired distance) and some Spacing Before.
    Make the "Style for following paragraph" of this style your normal body text
    style. I do something similar with Body Text Space Before (which has 12
    points Spacing Before); it doesn't have a line, but the following style is
    set as Body Text so that the spacing between paragraphs returns to normal.

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

    "lawvol" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > I use horizontal lines a lot in my documents, but I always want them to
    > be solid color black lines as opposed to the shadowed gray version which
    > appears by default when using the "InsertHorizontalLine" command. I get
    > tired of constantly having to right click and change the formatting, but
    > have never found any sort of style relating to these horizontal lines.
    >
    > Thus, my question is whether anyone is aware of a way to change the
    > DEFAULT formatting for inserted horizontal lines?
    >
    > Thanks so much for any help you can offer!
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > lawvol
    >
     
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Feb 15, 2012
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  3. lawvol

    Guest

    I'd like an answer to this too. Suzanne suggests not using them... mm... I'd like to use them but have them look like how I want.
     
    , Feb 1, 2014
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  4. lawvol

    Guest

    skrev:
    > I'd like an answer to this too. Suzanne suggests not using them... mm... I'd like to use them but have them look like how I want.


    Once you have set up an AutoText entry, you have a customized version of the horizontal line, and there is no need to use the InsertHorizontalLine command again.
     
    , Feb 1, 2014
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  5. lawvol

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Once you have set up an AutoText entry, you have a customized version of the
    horizontal line, and there is no need to use the InsertHorizontalLine
    command again.

    --
    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    <> wrote in message
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    > I'd like an answer to this too. Suzanne suggests not using them... mm...
    > I'd like to use them but have them look like how I want.
     
    Stefan Blom, Feb 1, 2014
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