How to insert a line in MS Word?

No doubt, a word which is also called an MS Word helps to create a document. It also provides various types of best features that help to make an attractive document. One of them is to insert a line in MS Word. You can insert a line in a document at any place. There is no specific place to insert a line. You can insert a line after finishing a paragraph or topic so that you are able to create an attractive document.

But now a question arises, How to insert a line in MS Word? Some people can’t know how to insert a line in MS Word. Truly said, it is very easy to understand to insert a line in MS Word. Yes, it is right. You can, with the help of the following methods, be able to insert a line MS word. These methods are explained as following in detail:

Method 1. Using Borders to insert a line in MS Word

Using borders, you are able to insert a line in a word document. It is the most usable method to insert a line in a word. It is easy to use and understand this method. To use this method, you just need to follow the below steps which are explained in detail as below:

Step 1. Open MS Word.

Using Borders to insert a line in MS Word

Step 2. Open a blank document OR open a document in which you insert a line.

Using Borders to insert a line in MS Word

Step 3. Put out a cursor where you want to insert a line in a document.

Using Borders to insert a line in MS Word

Step 4. Go to the toolbar menu.

Using Borders to insert a line in MS Word

Step 5. Click on the Home tab in the toolbar menu.

Using Borders to insert a line in MS Word

Step 6. Click on the “Borders” option in the paragraph.

Using Borders to insert a line in MS Word

Step 7. Select a line which you want to insert from the given list number of options.

Using Borders to insert a line in MS Word

Now, you are able to insert a line. If you want to custom this line, then follow below further steps:

Step 8. Double click on the inserted line.

Using Borders to insert a line in MS Word

Step 9. A “Format Horizontal Line” dialogue box appears on the screen. Custom the line in this by changing width, height, color, or alignment of the line.

Using Borders to insert a line in MS Word

Step 10. Click on OK.

Here point to remember, by using this method, you are able to insert a state line only and also able to custom that line. If you don’t want to custom, you can skip 8th and after that steps.

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Method 2. Using Shapes to insert a line in MS Word

It is one of the other methods to insert a line in a word. You know that you are able to create shapes in word documents. But some people can’t know, using shapes they are able to insert a line in word. Yes, it is right. No doubt, with the help of the first method, you can insert a line, but you can insert only state lines which arise problems when you don’t want to insert a state line. So, you can insert any type of line using shapes. To use this method, follow the below steps:

Step 1. Open MS Word.

Using Shapes to insert a line in MS Word

Step 2. Open a blank document OR open a document in which you insert a line.

Using Shapes to insert a line in MS Word

Step 3. Put out a cursor where you want to insert a line in a document.

Using Shapes to insert a line in MS Word

Step 4. Go to the toolbar menu.

Using Shapes to insert a line in MS Word

Step 5. Click on the Insert tab in the toolbar menu.

Using Shapes to insert a line in MS Word

Step 6. Click on the “Shapes” option in the illustrations.

Using Shapes to insert a line in MS Word

Step 7. Now, a number of shapes appear on the screen, select any line from shapes which you want to insert.

Using Shapes to insert a line in MS Word

Step 8. To custom this line, double click on it.

Using Shapes to insert a line in MS Word

Step 9. Format menu appears on the toolbar menu, custom with the help of the line.

Using Shapes to insert a line in MS Word

Now, your line inserts as you want. It is a very easy method which is easy to use and understand. You can use this method to insert any type of line as you want or according to your need.

Method 3. Using Auto Format to insert a line in MS Word:

It is a tried and shortcut method to insert a line. It is the same as when you use shortcut keys to insert something. That’s why it is called the Auto Format method. To insert a line by using this method, you need to press some keys. These keys are explained below in detail as following:

Sr. no.KeysLines
1.Three hyphens (—)For Plain single lines. 
2.Three equal signs (===)For Plain double lines. 
3.Three asterisk (***) For Broken or Dotted lines. 
4.Three underline symbols (___)For Bold single line. 
5.Three tildes (~~~)For the Wavy line. 
6.Three number signs (###)For a triple line with a thick centre.  

After pressing any one key, a person needs to enter to insert a line. To delete a line, first, select the line and then press the delete button from the keyboard. It is a shortcut method in which you need to learn keys for inserting a line.

Conclusion:

It is an attractive way to insert a line in a word because it helps to make a document look good looking. If a person does not know how to insert a line, then he just needs to follow above any method which is suitable for him to follow. All the methods are easy to use and understand.

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