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Undeletable line in Word 2007 with CTRL and ENTER

by tweedpipe / May 8, 2007 11:29 PM PDT

Hello. I am running Word 2007 on Windows XP. By pressing Control and Enter I have created bold lines across the document. It seems impossible to delete these. They print, too. I would be very grateful for any help.

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Re: undelletable lines
by Kees Bakker / May 9, 2007 6:45 AM PDT
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Undeletable lines in Word 2007
by tweedpipe / May 9, 2007 7:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: undelletable lines

Dear Kees,

Many thanks for this. I think you might be right about the origin of the lines - but I'm afraid that the solution in the borders thread doesn't work. Do you have any other ideas?

All best wishes.

Charles

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If the solution ...
by Kees Bakker / May 10, 2007 4:27 AM PDT

ctrl-A, then Format>Borders and Shading, then set borders to None doesn't work, all I can suggest is you first copy 'everything' above this line to a new document, then every below that line and then save the new document, that hopefully doesn't have a line now.
But you will lose all custom styles you used.

Kees

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Same Problem-Undeletable Line in Word 2000
by AviB613 / August 8, 2007 3:09 AM PDT

I have an undeletable line in Word 2000. I have this in two places. Once it is an entire line & the other one is about 1/3 of a line. It is not a border or a page/section break. I have tried many fixes and I cannot get rid of it. When I cut and paste the information before it or after it, the line comes with it. I cannot highlight the line to delete it. When I go into showing paragraph mode, there is a small dotted line around the line.
Any suggestions?

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The sure way to get rid of it.
by Kees Bakker / August 8, 2007 4:39 AM PDT

1. Save as text file.
2. Open again
3. Save as .doc
4. Re-apply all formatting.

#4 can be time-consuming, if it's a big document with complex formatting (such as tables). Pictures get lost this way. But it is feasible for small text-only documents.


Kees

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Footnotes
by Vinny93 / November 4, 2015 1:10 AM PST

Hello,

I had the same problem, nothing anyone suggested made it go away.

I found that I had created a footnote, decided not to use it but forgot to delete the number next to the word.

Hope this is helpful for someone who has this problem in the future.

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