Vertical lines are useful for separating the columns of text in your document. In Word, you can use various styles of lines to accomplish this. Lines can improve the readability of your documents, as well as accentuate certain sections of your text. They can also be used to separate text and images.
One of the quickest ways to add a line to your document is using the AutoFormat feature in Word. This feature automatically types lines for you as you type. However, it can be a bit annoying. Fortunately, there are also several other methods to create a line in Word.
You can also use the Borders button in Word’s “Home” tab. The “Borders” button has three options: “Borders,” “Shadows” and “Tabs.” Creating a line between columns is easy with the More Columns window. To insert a vertical line, simply select the two columns you wish to separate. A new column will appear in the bottom half of the screen, and you can add a line between them.
If you are using Word on a Mac, you can use the Shapes tool to create a line. You can customize the size and shape of the line, and you can change its color. As you click on the shape, you will see a little crosshair indicating its end position.
When you have finished putting together your line, you can use the Paragraph tab to add more. This tab will also help you add columns, align paragraphs, and adjust the spacing between them. Using the Tabs feature, you can create empty lines, and you can even put bar tabs at the end of your paragraphs to demarcate them into columns.
Unlike horizontal lines, adding a vertical line to a document is not as intuitive. It requires more work than it does for a horizontal line. However, it’s still a fairly simple task.
For a more sophisticated approach to a line, you can use the Shape Format tab. Here, you can choose to create a line with a wavy or a dotted shape. Also, you can customize its color, spacing, and effects.
Another easy way to insert a line is to use the ribbon. Select the Home tab and you will see a bottom border icon. Click on the icon. With your cursor where you want the line to be placed, you can double-click on the line to begin editing it. Once you have done that, you can customize it by clicking on the Layout Options icon. Alternatively, you can click on the “Bar” button and then select the option to “Insert a Vertical Line.”
By using the Bar tab, you can create a vertical line that follows the text in your paragraphs. The “Borders” option will place a line underneath the selected paragraph, and the “Set” and “Ok” buttons will make the line appear on the page. Finally, the “Bar” tab can be deleted to remove the line.
Creating a line in Word is not as easy as it may seem. But, with a few simple tricks, you can get the most out of this important element of your documents.