Vertical line in the margin of text to 'highlight' it?

May 5, 2016 6:55AM PDT

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Clarification Request
You may have to add if this is PageMaker or another DTP App.
May 5, 2016 8:10AM PDT

I've cheated many times over the years to make such things either with a graphic and the text flows around it to just setting the margin and printing the paper twice. Drove the next person crazy trying to duplicate my work. They never thought of running it through the printer twice.

Today to get that I would make a graphic and have say Word, flow text around it.

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Word has borders. Screen shot of that.
May 5, 2016 8:45AM PDT
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This just may work with 2010 as well
May 5, 2016 10:43AM PDT

Good sleuthing! I was not out to play games though - It was a case of: 'well, I know what I'm thinking of, of course it's obvious to everybody else...'.

The psychologists call it 'the curse of knowledge' - assuming that information available and obvious to me will somehow be obvious to everybody else. Stupid is what it is.

But does this also work in Word 2010? I think it does as I vaguely remember having stumbled on it in the past through sheer dumb luck.

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May 5, 2016 10:46AM PDT

I made the example by creating a bitmap ( the grey vertical line) and inserting that. Cumbersome? You bet.

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Got it, but...
May 5, 2016 10:59AM PDT
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All clear to me now!
May 5, 2016 11:01AM PDT

Thanks R. Proffitt!

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Did you get it to work?
May 5, 2016 11:39AM PDT

Sorry if I sounded out of this world or out of touch here. I've used so many tricks over the years that I think nothing about an end run or such to get the print I am after.

-> Back to you. Did you find the odd character?

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Oh, that...
May 5, 2016 11:55AM PDT

You have absolutely no reason to say 'sorry' friend! You solved this conundrum for me, and I had been racking the old brain for a while since, as I said, I had by dumb luck managed it once some time ago (might well have been while using Word 2003) but rack as I might; nothing came of it.
If by 'Did you find the odd character?' meant this thing:
then was simply the cursor Grin

Thanks so much!

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Curse you cursor!
May 5, 2016 12:04PM PDT

Glad it was that. Thanks for giving us the final report.

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May 5, 2016 12:51PM PDT

Right! It doesn't take much to confuse this little mind ('case you couldn't tellWink
The final report, yes. Despite appearances I am a veteran forum nerd (since before the WWW) and don't like to leave 'loose ends' or else create more confusion than I clear up.
However, the fact that my many replies and updates appeared in the reverse order (temporally) to how I wrote them kinda threw me and doesn't exactly imply clear thinking.
Why do they appear like that - not in the order written? Confuses me, anyway...

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Gaah, how silly of me...
May 5, 2016 10:33AM PDT

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