Weird Lines and Borders
This page last revised: 03 Jan 2023 16:33:03 -0500 .
|Word 97-2003: Tools > Autocorrect > AutoFormat As You Type (tab)|
|Word 2007: Office Button > Word Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options (button) > AutoFormat As You Type|
|Word 2010+: File > Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options (button) > AutoFormat As You Type|
Click the OK button
Now that you know what is going on, though, you may want to leave this checked and experiment with different characters:
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Here are my option settings in Word 2003 and Word 2010:
See also Troublesome Lines, There is a line in my document that I can't delete because I can't select it. How did it get there, and what can I do about it?, and this video: Fix Automatic Border Lines by Deborah Savadra
Vertical lines can appear as an artifact of track changes or comments. They can also be paragraph borders but those don't appear magically. More on this later, perhaps.
Why Don't My Table Borders Print? (gridlines)
Run for the Border - Using Borders in Microsoft Word
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