How do you delete a Horizontal Line?

I am having difficulty removing a horizontal line in the middle of a Libre Office document. The line was created by automatic conversion of three special characters (hyphens) into a paragraph style border (lower edge).

I have tried suggestions from previous forums: Going into Format - Paragraph - Borders and hitting Set No Borders. When I do, the line just moves up to the previous paragraph, or another one gets added. I unchecked “Merge with next Paragraph”, tried highlighting the entire document and “Setting No Borders” - nothing works.

I’m on Libre version 4.4 on Windows 7.


A few tricks that worked for me:

  • Select the offending paragraph and Clear formatting.

  • Select the offending paragraph (and maybe some above and below) and apply another paragraph style, then apply the original.

Try selecting all the text of the document and Format - Paragraph - Borders → Set No borders. It worked for me

What worked for me:

  1. Highlight the horizontal bar and the text above it
  2. Right click
  3. Styles
  4. Clear Direct Formatting

and the text above it

This is because the horizontal line is in fact the bottom border of a paragraph. As a border, the line can’t be selected by itself.