aekap wrote:I have a 230-page document with a double-black horizontal line in the middle of it. I'm not sure where it came from, but I'm guessing it was the result of one of my scene breaks turning into something else (a ***). I cannot delete it, and I've tried everything I can think of. I've even tried copying from several lines ahead and pasting it into a new document, and the line follows me into the new document, even when it isn't part of the text I'm highlighting!
This is making me absolutely crazy. Can someone please tell me how to get rid of this thing? I've tried using delete, backspace, highlighting the surrounding block of text and deleting all of it, and nothing is working.
aekap wrote:okay, I've played around some more, and I think what this is is a horizontal ruler. So the question is, how do you delete one of those?
acknak wrote:See this previous thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10997&start=0
acknak wrote:OTOH, I've found that at least some of Writer's blunders were originally inherited direct from MS Word--maybe this is another?
Edit -> Select All
Format -> Paragraph ->
Untick merge with next paragraph
Set all four borders under line arrangement
Format -> Paragraph ->
Set No borders
duncanparkes wrote:Just going directly to no borders just moved the borders around.
John_Ha wrote:Setting Show hidden characters helps greatly in this (and many other problems). I think it should be the default when AOO is installed, and when AOO opens a document as it is so useful, but so few newcomers know about it.
RoryOF wrote:Unfortunately, most users expect the document to look on screen exactly as it will be printed (even to exact size in many cases!) and cannot mentally discount the presence of the hidden character indicators.
The horizontal line is either the top border of a paragraph, or the bottom border of a paragraph. So, to remove it, you must have the cursor in the paragraph in question before removing the border. If you delete the paragraph with the border, the border just moves up (down?) to the previous (next?) paragraph because the default setting is for text to take on the preceding paragraph's attributes.
It is easier to select from before the line(s) to after the line(s) including the unwanted line(s). Now remove the borders in the selected paragraphs by Foormat > Paragraph > Borders ... - it will remove all the borders in the selection - including the unwanted ones.
Setting View > Show hidden characters helps greatly in this (and many other problems). I think it should be the default when AOO is installed, and when AOO opens a document as it is so useful, but so few newcomers know about it.
verbalist wrote:Perhaps that was because I had not selected all and only the under-bordered paragraphs.