Adding Lines to a Document

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 7, 2018)

Lines can be used to help enhance the way you convey information and ideas in a document. If you want to add lines to a document, it's easy to do—just follow these steps:

  1. Display the Insert tab of the ribbon.
  2. In the Illustrations group, click the Shapes tool. You'll see a large selection of shapes you can create.
  3. Click one of the line types in the Lines group. (Word allows you to draw several types of lines, including lines with arrows on the ends.)
  4. Position the mouse pointer where one end of the line is to be located.
  5. Click and hold the mouse button.
  6. Drag the mouse until the line is the desired length.
  7. Release the mouse button.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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