Solved word in office 365

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madgewilfire

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8095 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 222 GB (162 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., X555LAB
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Enabled and Updated
I am being driven mad by microsoft. All I want is to be able to insert just three asterisks at the end of a section in novel I am writing but every time what I get after pressing enter is a solid horizontal line. I am an expert now at getting rid of this but is it possible to get just the three asterisks that I want?
 

plodr

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Possible workaround: You might have to create a jpg in notepad, save *** and then paste the picture into the document.

Office is not the easiest program to get what you want. (My husband still uses WordPerfect because he finds it easier to do the formatting he wants).
 

madgewilfire

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Thanks, plodr. I think I might have found a solution. If I do just two asterisks then press enter that works; no solid line across the page. I can then go back using the up arrow on my keyboard and insert the third asterisk. A bit of a fiddle but I suppose I will get used to it.
 

dvk01

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It is creating what is called a border line

Easy to stop
Go to File | Options | Proofing | AutoCorrect Options | AutoFormat As You Type and clear the check box for “Border lines” under “Apply as you type.”

All about strange lines in word explained here http://wordfaqs.ssbarnhill.com/TroublesomeLines.htm
 
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