Microsoft Word help, please

<p>Is there a simple way to insert a line in a Word document? I am helping D revise her resume, and the example she is following has lines extending all the way across the page for each of the headings. So the words "Education" and "Experience" are not just underlined (I can do that) but they are underlined with a line that extends to the margin. It does look better that way, I just don't know how to do it . . .</p>

<p>Two ways to do this…
From the Menu Bar:
1. Format/Borders and Shading…/Click on “Horizontal Line” button/Select “Default Line”/Click “Insert” button
or
2. Insert/Picture>/Horizontal Line…/ Select “Default Line”/Click “Insert” button.</p>

<p>Then just "copy & paste" if you need another line.</p>

<p>This is on an older Mac version of MS Word, but even on a PC, if you start with "Format" or "Insert" in the menu bar, you should find your way to a menu item for horizontal lines. (But, in the buggy world of Microsoft software, things aren’t always where you expect to find them.)</p>

<p>I don't know what version of Word you are on, but here is another way you can do this. I have Microsoft Word 2007, so if you have a different version, these instructions may not apply. </p>

<p>1) On the Page Layout tab, select the Paragraph section of the ribbon (mine contains Indent and Spacing) by clicking in the bottom right corner to pull up the Paragraph dialog box.</p>

<p>2) On the bottom left of the Indents and Spacing tab of the Paragraph dialog box, select the button that says "Tabs. . ."</p>

<p>3) For the tab stop position, put in your right margin location (for a 1" margin, put in 6.5 for example)</p>

<p>4) For alignment select "Left"</p>

<p>5) For Leader select option 4 (mine says 4_____)</p>

<p>6) Select OK</p>

<p>7) Before typing your title, select Underline (from the Home tab using the icon, or Control+U). You can do this after the fact if you need to.</p>

<p>8) After typing your title, press tab. It should now underline all the way to the right margin, where you put your tab.</p>

<p>It took a while to type this, so somebody may have already posted better instructions in the meantime!</p>

<p>This is a different tip, but kind of cool - to insert a horizontal line, type 3 dashes (hyphens) and hit Enter.</p>

<p>For a thicker line, type 3 underscores and hit Enter.</p>

<p>To get really fancy, try it with the Equal =, pound #, and tilde ~</p>

<p>Thanks! You would think there would be an easy way to insert a line (maybe Microsoft thinks there is). But I did figure out something that should work (we'll see when i save it as a pdf . . . ).</p>

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To get really fancy, try it with the Equal =, pound #, and tilde ~

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<p>Ooh, goody, goody! I knew about the three hyphens but not the other ones. Look out world, my Word documents just got a whole lot fancier! :)</p>

<p>Glad I'm not the only geek on here! Not that working in IT automatically defines one as a geek.</p>