I need help with MS Word 2013

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Hi all,

I need somebody who really knows their way around a Word document 2013 edition.

I have a document from a client and there's a weird horizontal line at the top and bottom of every page but no idea how to kill it.

Please help if anybody knows.
#2013 #word
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Is it a page border? If so go to the Design tab and choose Page Borders to get rid of them.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Hi Mark,

    Although it seems to be a border, we have tried numerous ways to delete borders without luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Just curious...

    ...what happens if you save it as a .doc (or convert it into another kind of file)

    and then resave it as a .docx?


    Incidentally, a google search for 'microsoft word 2013 remove horizontal line' came up with a bunch of results.

    Like this one (note how it's not the regular 'page borders' option)

    or this, which is completely different

    and this, which has an option for using VBA code (just tried this in my own Word version and yes, alt-F11 runs the Visual Basic editor.)

    If you can highlight it, there may be a shortcut: "put your cursor in the paragraph with the border and then press ctrl + q."
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Look at this one and see if it helps any.

    Mark

    Edit: My link is the same as Jason's. Is the line across the entire page?
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    The line goes about 3/4 across.
    Jason, I tried saving to several things and back and it is stuck like glue.
    Mark, I saw that page already but no go.

    I do appreciate your help guys. This is frustrating. I have asked my client to ask her client how she did it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      The line goes about 3/4 across.
      Jason, I tried saving to several things and back and it is stuck like glue.
      Mark, I saw that page already but no go.

      I do appreciate your help guys. This is frustrating. I have asked my client to ask her client how she did it.
      Did you try running the VBA code? I added a couple different options since first posting.

      Also, it could be a .


      Also, I saw a note to check if your pages are all the same size; apparently, you can't reformat if they are different.

      Is there other formatting/ToC you're married to? You could take the text, Paste Special into a new doc/an inert program like Notepad, and then bring it back into Word.

      Amusingly, this thread now ranks in google results for 'ms word 2013 line goes 3/4 across the page how to get rid of'.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I don't understand the stuff about VBA coding and the other one I looked at.

    I can't click on it or highlight it. I am still Googling myself to see if anything comes up.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Where do I enter it?

    It's doing my head in and I am tired so it is my bedtime. I will try to figure it out tomorrow so if you guys have any other info, please let me know and I will check it then.

    Nite all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      Where do I enter it?

      It's doing my head in and I am tired so it is my bedtime. I will try to figure it out tomorrow so if you guys have any other info, please let me know and I will check it then.

      Nite all.
      From the instructions on the page:

      If you want to remove all horizontal lines in the document, it’s tedious to remove them manually. VBA can make it easier, do as follows:

      Step 1: Press Alt+F11 to open the VBA window in Word;

      Step 2: Click Module from Insert tab, and insert the code into the Module window;

      Step 3: Click Run button or press F5 to apply VBA directly.

      The code to remove all horizontal lines from the document:

      Sub removehline()
      Dim ils As Paragraph
      For Each ils In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
      ils.Borders(wdBorderBottom).LineStyle =wdLineStyleNone
      Next ils
      End Sub



      ###

      Or just send it to me and I will work on it for a bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author HelenVendo
    I've found detailed instructions, so here's what you should do:
    double-click in the header to open the header area, and investigate these possibilities:

    The style applied to the header (usually a style named Header) might have a horizontal (top or bottom) border as part of its definition. Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S to open the Styles pane. In that pane, hover the mouse over the name of the style, which shows its definition in a popup. If it includes a border, do this:
    Right-click the style name and click Modify.
    In the Modify Style dialog, click the Format button at the bottom and click Border.
    In the Borders dialog, click the None box at the upper left, and click OK.
    Back in the Modify Style dialog, if yo want the change in the style to be saved in the template, click "New documents based on this template".
    Click OK.

    If the border isn't part of the style, there might be a border applied just to the paragraph in the header. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click the down-arrow on the Border button (the rightmost one in the second row) and click No Border.

    If neither of those suggestions worked, there might be a line shape from the drawing tools. If you can click on the line and get dots at both ends to indicate that it's selected, then just press the Delete key to remove it.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Thank you Helen, and gentlemen.
    I am heading to bed and will try everything out in the morning when my brain may function better than it is right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I am heading to bed now. Jason, Helen, Mark, I will try your ideas in the morning.
    Thanks a lot for your advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    OK. This thread can be closed now.
    I want to thank everybody for their input.
    I asked my webmaster to see what could be done.
    Special thanks to Helen because she was the one with the solution that worked.
    I have saved the info in this thread for future reference.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      OK. This thread can be closed now.
      I want to thank everybody for their input.
      I asked my webmaster to see what could be done.
      Special thanks to Helen because she was the one with the solution that worked.
      I have saved the info in this thread for future reference.
      You are in OT. We don't close threads down here.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    No worries, Thanks Jill
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    Cheers, Laurence. Writer/Editor/Proofreader.
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