When you need to create a defined separation for different sections of a Word document, there are few solutions that are more effective than a horizontal line. This line indicates a break in the document that is both clear and easy to see.
Fortunately you are able to add a horizontal line in Word very quickly. Our guide below will show you how to take advantage of the AutoCorrect function in Word so that you can type three characters and have Word convert it into a horizontal line that goes completely across the page or column.
How to Add a Line in Microsoft Word
The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Word for Office 365, but will also work in other versions of Word as well.
Step 1: Open your document in Word.
Step 2: Click at the point in the document where you wish to insert the horizontal line.
Step 3: Type —, then press Enter on your keyboard. Note that those are three hyphens.
You should now have a solid horizontal line that spans the width of your document. If your document is broken into columns, then that line will span the column instead.
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Matt has been writing about Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft products since the days of Windows XP. He spends much of his time writing for sites like WindowBrain.com