How to remove all horizontal lines from Word document?
Horizontal lines can divide paragraphs clearly. Many users already know they can add horizontal lines to document by typing three hyphens, underscore or asterisks and so on, and then pressing Enter. See screenshot:
How to remove all horizontal lines from the document? This tutorial will tell you the answers.
Remove all horizontal lines from a Word document:
With Kutools for Word's Horizontal line feature, you can remoce all kinds of horizontal lines from the Word document with ony one click.
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If you just want to remove few horizontal lines, you can manually remove them as follows:
1. Put the cursor above the line;
2. Click on the Page Borders item in the Page Background group of Design tab;
3. Click Borders tab, click None, click OK. And the selected horizontal line will be deleted at once.
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:
1. Press Alt+F11 to open the VBA window in Word;
2. Click Module from Insert tab, and insert the code into the Module window;
VBA code: Remove all horizontal lines in a Word document:
Sub removehline() Dim ils As Paragraph For Each ils In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs ils.Borders(wdBorderBottom).LineStyle =wdLineStyleNone Next ils End Sub
3. Click Run button or press F5 to apply VBA directly. And all horizontal lines have been deleted from the document.
It’s easiest remove all horizontal lines from the whole document or the selection of the document with Kutools for Word.
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1. Click kutools > Horizontal Line from the Remove group, see screenshot:
2. And then all horizontal lines from the whole document will be removed at once, see screenshot:
Note: If you want to delete part of horizontal lines, please selecte the range data, and then apply this feature.
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- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoThe VBA code returns the error 'compile error: must be first statement on line' for the first line. Any thoughts?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoThe VBA code returns the error - compile error: must be first statement on line for the first line.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoThe VBA code method worked. Thanks so much!
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years ago[b]Thank you, thank you, thank you! [/b] I have a multi-gigabyte library of DOCX files that use horizontal lines (=== and ---) as internal section dividers. Thanks to your tip (perhaps the only instance on the web?) I will be able to programmatically split these documents into sub-files.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 years agoI love you! OMG.
The VBA thing worked!!!!
That dump line was driving me crazy.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 years ago140 Ogrady St.
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How 3 lines made one line???
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years agoNone of this page border stuff worked at all. I searched the document. The horizontal line was at the end, and 10 pages earlier was the culprit, a roman paragraph number lurking in a sentence for no reason at all. When I deleted it it removed the line 10 pages away.
I will cut and pate the bugger here. In fact, you can have a set of them from 1 to 6. The then put a line at the bottom of every page. Go figure. MS Word 2007 is the platform.
They are there, but do not display. They are just above this line, and will highlight if you mouse over.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years agoThe manual methods did not work, but the VBA code did. Very nice!
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years agoThis is amazing!!! BIG THANK YOU for putting the VBA code.
Searched in google but yours was the only thing that came up.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years agoOMG! Thank you. I ran a macro as instructed and managed to remove the line. You were the onlly site among 3 to propose this solution.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years agoMy Word doc is generated from RoboHelp. Somewhere in there is a horizontal line, not a border. The doc is 1300+ pages. I searched for graphic one at a time and did not find it. Then I used your macro, and it failed at ils.Borders(wdBorderBottom).LineStyle = wdLineStyleNone. I have lots and lots of tables, so I'm glad it failed. :eek: I really just want to know what the VB script is for horizontal line (not border).
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years ago3 "pound signs" won't do anything. 3 pound signs are £££. That does not create any line. I think you mean 3 HASH signs (otherwise known as number signs): ###
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 5 years ago[quote name="Chris"]3 "pound signs" won't do anything. 3 pound signs are £££. That does not create any line. I think you mean 3 HASH signs (otherwise known as number signs): ###[/quote]
Yes, you are right. 3 HASH signs + Enter