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How to remove horizontal lines from Openoffice document?

 
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isobel
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: How to remove horizontal lines from Openoffice document? Reply with quote

I am using Openoffice for the first time on a computer that we only bought a few days ago. I used it to open a half-complete uni assignment, a Word document that was on a USB stick. I've opened it, written something and closed it a few times.

It now has 3 big, ugly black horizontal lines across it, which I didn't put in, each on different pages. It seems to me that they occur when I write a large chunk of new text but not if I just change a sentence or two. I don't want them but can't remove them, they are undeletable!

What are they and how do I remove them?

Thanks for any info.[/list][/list]
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 11:45 pm    Post subject: update - black lines are section markings Reply with quote

The black lines are section markings. I got 2 new ones when I indented a paragraph(which I have to do for quotes over 30 words). They appear when I print and cannot be deleted.

Is there any way to get rid of them without re-installing Microsoft Word on the new computer? I need to submit my essay electronically tomorrow Monday...it looks terrible and I've wasted so much time in Help etc trying to remove them.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They may be paragraph borders, but I don't know why simply indenting a paragraph would cause them to appear. The horizontal lines which separate sections don't print. Select Tools > Autocorrect Options, then click the Options tab on the dialog. Click the Help button. In Help, scroll down to "Apply Border". Does this help get rid of the lines?
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