How To Add Straight Line In Word

You may get frustrated when you draw a horizontal line in Excel or Word and it is not straight. Actually, Microsoft has a trick for you to draw a straight line in Microsoft products.

  1. Draw Straight Line In Word
  2. How To Add A Straight Line In Word

Press and hold the key 'Shift' when you draw a line, you will get the perfect straight line in Excel or Word. You can draw 3 straight lines: horizontal, vertical and diagonal.

How To Add Straight Line In Word

Word proposes a very simple way to add horizontal lines to a document, but if you would like to remove these lines, this wouldn't be so obvious. Enter three or more special characters on a new line and then press Enter, Word automatically expands these characters to a line. To add a line, follow these steps. On the Insert tab, select Shapes. Under Lines, select any line style you like. Select a location in the document, hold and drag your pointer to a different location, and then release the mouse button.

Another way to add a line in Word is by using a horizontal line border.: Place the cursor in the spot where you want to add a line. Click on Home (located in the upper left-hand corner). Look in the Paragraph section and click the down arrow next to the Borders button.

Draw Straight Line In Word


Step 1: Open an Excel file (or any Microsoft product) and move your cursor to any cell;

How To Add A Straight Line In Word

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Step 2: Click the 'Insert' tab from the ribbon;

Step 3: Click 'Shapes' in the 'Illustrations' section (this is Excel 2019 and after, please click 'Shapes' directly in the 'Illustrations' section if you have an earlier version);

Step 4: Click the 'Line' from drop-down shape.

Step 5: Press and hold the 'Shift' key and draw a straight horizontal, vertical or diagonal line.