Inserting Lines In Open Office Writer Documents Part Of The Way Across A Page
(This blog was written for versions of OpenOffice up to Version 3.4.0)
In Open Office Writer it is possible to insert a number of lines of equal length for part of the way across a page which is sometimes a requirement. Open an Open Office Writer document – Go to > Insert > Table (one line and one column) > Click > OK.
This will put a table into your document. Adjust the table to the size of the line length required by hovering the cursor over the end border line to get the double ended arrows and then move the mouse to adjust the size to what is required and move to position required.
Click inside the table to make the insertion point. 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. In Writer documents this will insert a horizontal line across the page between the set margins. Each key will give a different line style. More than one line can be entered to within the frame by pressing enter after the first line is entered.
The border will still appear to be around the table. To remove > go to Table and from the drop down > click Table Properties > Table Format > Borders Tab > Style > Choose None > click far left square under Default > Click OK. Check by doing Print Preview and the table borders will not be visible or be printed.
To remove the table (minus border) and lines once it is present, > Table > Delete > Table
The same can be achieved with using Insert Frame and adjusting procedures used for frames to insert lines across frame and adding the colour desired to the line/s.
To remove the effect once it is present - > Right click on the frame so the green handles are around the frame > Click > Delete key. This will remove the frame and the lines that were inserted.
Add Colour to the line -
In Open Office Writer the colour of the line may be changed. Go to > Format > Paragraph > Borders > Line > Colour and select the desired colour from the drop down list. Alternately right click and from the list > Paragraph > Borders > Line > Colour and select the desired colour from the drop down list and click OK.