Inserting Lines In Open Office Writer Documents
(This blog was written for versions of OpenOffice up to Version 3.4.0)
There are times when you need to insert horizontal lines in an Open Office Writer document. If you type three or more identical characters from this list –
- tilde (sometimes called swung dash),
- hash mark,
at the beginning of a line and then press Enter. This will insert a horizontal line across the page between the set margins. Each key will give a different line style.
To remove the line once it is present -
Put the cursor at the beginning of the paragraph after the line, and backspace until the line disappears. Then press Enter to separate your paragraphs again, or
Right-click in the paragraph before the line and select Paragraph... | Borders. Under “Borders”click in the leftmost small box, to remove all borders or in the Style List scroll to the top of the list to left click on 'none'. Press OK.
Add Colour to the line -
The colour of the line may be changed. Writer sees the line as a border attached to and part of the preceding paragraph. With the cursor in the preceding paragraph (or just above the line), go to > Format > Paragraph > Borders > Line > Colour and select the desired colour from the drop down list an click OK. Alternately right click and from the list > Paragraph > Borders > Line > Colour - select the desired colour from the drop down list and click OK.