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How to get rid of horizontal lines in text. don't know how they got there. [closed]

asked 2017-04-20 23:14:05 +0200

sambo gravatar image

a section of my narrative has horizontal lines running thru the letters how to I get rid of them without deleting my text?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
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Did you already look for the character format properties under 'Font Effects'?
You may also chek if there is an action 'Strikethrough' assigned to any keyboard shortkut. ('Customise'>'keyboard')

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-04-21 00:42:57 +0200 )edit

Suggest you get a screen capture program working, and then take a snapshot of them, then post it here. (At a minimum having a screen capture ability will most likely be very useful to you for other things in the future.) If you will leave comment here with the OS you're on I might be able to suggest a good tool and how to use it. I've given you enough points to be able to attach an image here.

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2017-04-22 04:27:32 +0200 )edit

@EasyTrieve No need for a capture software unless you mean animated one, so you just need to hit PrintScreen and save using whatever pic editor you can use, but M$ Paint is a bad choice.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2017-04-24 00:43:56 +0200 )edit

@rautamiekka, ok, you're right this works. It is fairly primitive though, as does not allow custom selection area, custom window selection, cursor inclusion or not, delay timer or not, etc.

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2017-04-24 16:33:46 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-04-24 11:57:29 +0200

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updated 2017-04-25 11:35:27 +0200

If they run between the lines of characters, they are Paragraph Borders, applied and removed by Format Paragraph > Borders.

Writer can put them in automatically when you type, for example, three dashes, underlines, equal signs, asterisks, tildes or hashes. Prevent this happening by Tools > AutoCorrect Options > Options > un-tick Apply borders.

Search Help with automatic functions for more information.

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If they run through the characters they are Strikethrough - remove them by Format > Character > Font Effects > Strikethrough

If this helps then please tick the answer and/or show you like it with an uptick.

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This tells how to put them in, but does not tell how to get ride of them. [(Writer) Format - Paragraph - Borders - Line Style - none] simply moves the offending "line" up to the line of text above; it does not delete or negate the presence of the line itself. I can send 2 print-screens to show this. Where would I send them? -Andy

Handy Andy gravatar imageHandy Andy ( 2017-11-26 02:38:58 +0200 )edit

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