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mysterious line appears in Word doc

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by americamba, Apr 19, 2017 at 7:04 PM.

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  1. americamba

    americamba Thread Starter

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    I can't get rid of a short (1/4 inch or so) line in the space between lines of text in Word. See screen shot between third and fourth line under the word "the". It is always in that position on the page. If I delete part of the text, the line is seen under the words that are in that same spot on the page.

    I delete everything and then type it back but the line shows up. I copy to a text file and then paste it in but the line shows up. I am stumped. Hope you can help and thanks! Frank

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  3. DaveA

    DaveA David Trusted Advisor

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    Try attaching a document, with just this one paragraph in it so we can have a go with the file?
     
  4. americamba

    americamba Thread Starter

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    Taks, here goes. I have attached it as a Word doc
     
  5. DaveA

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    OK, I played with it.
    Put your curser at the end of the line above it. Then hit the enter key a couple of times.
    Then place the curser at the center of this line, you may need to move it a bit, until you get what it looks like in the image below.
    Once you get it selected, you can delete by using the delete key. Now you can delete the add enter key entries.

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  6. Jimmy the Hand

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    Or if you can't hit it with mouse, execute this command from the Immediate window of VB Editor:

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    ActiveDocument.Shapes("Freeform 32").Delete
     
  7. TonyB25

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    I opened it in Google Docs, and it's a drawing line. Can you click on it and delete it?
     
  8. americamba

    americamba Thread Starter

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    Excuse my ignorance. How do I access the VB editor? is it dangerous for old farts? I have Windows 10, Word 2013.

    thanks, Frank
     
  9. americamba

    americamba Thread Starter

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    I tried this. I'm encouraged that you got rid of it. I hop I can do the same. What is "this line" you refer to? thanks, Frank
     
  10. DaveA

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    All I could find once selected it is a "Object", but what kind I do not know.
    But now that I read the other replies, I see that it is a drawn line using the art tool.
     
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  11. HOBOcs

    HOBOcs Jim It's My Birthday!

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    What version of word are you using? Yes looks like a drawing object.
    Can you get the cursor to change as you hover over the object
     
  12. HOBOcs

    HOBOcs Jim It's My Birthday!

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    then right click on it to show properties
     
  13. Jimmy the Hand

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    You can access VB Editor by pressing ALT+F11. The editor window is divided into several parts, one of them is the Immediate Window. It should be at the bottom middle of the screen. If it is now shown, then the View / Immediate Window menu command (or pressing Ctrl+G) should make it visible. Copy the code to this window, then press ENTER at the end of the code line.
     
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