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LO Writer, how to insert horizontal line

I'm trying to insert a horizontal line into my LO document.
The help says:

 1. Click in the document where you want to insert the line.
 2. Choose *Insert - Horizontal Rule*

see:
https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Inserting_a_Horizontal_Line

Well, there's no Horizontal Rule under insert. So how is
this done?

Thanks,
-Bill



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Brian Barker Brian Barker
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Re: LO Writer, how to insert horizontal line

At 10:57 15/11/2014 -0500, William Drago wrote:
>I'm trying to insert a horizontal line into my LO document. The help says:
>
>1. Click in the document where you want to insert the line.
>2. Choose *Insert - Horizontal Rule*
>
>see: https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Inserting_a_Horizontal_Line
>
>Well, there's no Horizontal Rule under insert.

This seems to have been removed in version 4.0.0.3 (or earlier?).
See https://bugassistant.libreoffice.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60858 .

>So how is this done?

Recommended workarounds:

o Apply a top or bottom border to an existing paragraph or to an
empty paragraph inserted for the purpose. You can apply this on the
Borders tab of either the paragraph or paragraph style dialogues.

o Go to View | Toolbars > | Drawing to switch on the Drawing toolbar
(by default at the bottom of the window). Click the Line icon at the
left of the new toolbar and drag a line where required. Hold down
Shift as you release the mouse to achieve an exactly horizontal line.
Right-click the line and go to Line... to adjust its properties.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker


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Re: LO Writer, how to insert horizontal line

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On 11/15/2014 10:57 AM, William Drago wrote:

> I'm trying to insert a horizontal line into my LO document. The help
> says:
>
> 1. Click in the document where you want to insert the line.
> 2. Choose *Insert - Horizontal Rule*
>
> see: https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Inserting_a_Horizontal_Line
>
> Well, there's no Horizontal Rule under insert. So how is this done?
>
> Thanks,
> -Bill
       Try this:

1. Use the F11 key to open the Styles and Formation window.
2. At the bottom of this window, change "Automatic" to "All Styles."
3. Go down through the list of paragraph styles until you find
"Horizontal line."
4. Place the cursor on the empty line where you want it to be.
5. Double click "Horizontal line" .

Dan

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Alan Boba Alan Boba
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Re: LO Writer, how to insert horizontal line

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On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 10:57 AM, William Drago <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> I'm trying to insert a horizontal line into my LO document. The help says:
>
> 1. Click in the document where you want to insert the line.
> 2. Choose *Insert - Horizontal Rule*
> Well, there's no Horizontal Rule under insert. So how is this done?
>

You're  right Bill. (At least insofar as LO 4.2 is concerned.)  Though it
works for AOO so seems this is a place where the two have diverged.

In any case to insert a horizontal rule I know of two methods...

1. Type three consecutive dashes "---" at the beginning of a line and press
enter.
2. Select "Format|Paragraph", then the Borders tab, pick a top or bottom
border, a line style width and color and click OK.

Method 1 has the disadvantage that every subsequent paragraph gets
underlined and so the format must be disabled on subsequent paragraphs.

Method 2 suffers the same disadvantage if the border is specified as a
bottom border. However if a top border is selected it is not applied to the
following paragraphs.

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Re: LO Writer, how to insert horizontal line

On 15-11-2014 17:45, Alan B wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 10:57 AM, William Drago <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>> I'm trying to insert a horizontal line into my LO document. The help says:
>>
>> 1. Click in the document where you want to insert the line.
>> 2. Choose *Insert - Horizontal Rule*
>> Well, there's no Horizontal Rule under insert. So how is this done?
>>
>
> You're  right Bill. (At least insofar as LO 4.2 is concerned.)  Though it
> works for AOO so seems this is a place where the two have diverged.
>
> In any case to insert a horizontal rule I know of two methods...
>
> 1. Type three consecutive dashes "---" at the beginning of a line and press
> enter.


this only works i delete the autocorrect of a '-', which replaces the
'-' for a '─'

LO 4.3.4.1


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Re: LO Writer, how to insert horizontal line

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At 11:45 15/11/2014 -0500, Alan Bonly wrote:
>Method 2 [Select "Format|Paragraph", then the Borders tab, pick a
>top or bottom border, ...] suffers the same disadvantage if the
>border is specified as a bottom border. However if a top border is
>selected it is not applied to the following paragraphs.

It will be unless "Merge with next paragraph" is ticked.

Brian Barker  


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Urmas D. Urmas D.
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Re: LO Writer, how to insert horizontal line

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"William Drago":

> Well, there's no Horizontal Rule under insert.

Support for <HR> element was intentionally removed to create incompatibility
with MS Office software.
Emulate it by the empty paragraph with the border and adjusted before/after
spacing.



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Re: LO Writer, how to insert horizontal line

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On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 12:11 PM, Brian Barker <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> At 11:45 15/11/2014 -0500, Alan Bonly wrote:
>
>> Method 2 [Select "Format|Paragraph", then the Borders tab, pick a top or
>> bottom border, ...] suffers the same disadvantage if the border is
>> specified as a bottom border. However if a top border is selected it is not
>> applied to the following paragraphs.
>>
>
> It will be unless "Merge with next paragraph" is ticked.


I didn't tick anything. Just selected top border and clicked "Okay".

Reviewing your comment I find "Merge with next paragraph" is ticked
already. At least on my system it is a default, Ubuntu 14.04 and LO 4.2.7.2.

Is it not ticked on your system? If so then perhaps there's a bug, or
platform or version difference. I don't generally remark on defaults unless
there's reason to suspect it may be changed.

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wdrago wdrago
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Re: LO Writer, how to insert horizontal line

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Thank you to everyone who replied to my question. The
problem is now solved.

Regards,
-Bill

On 11/15/2014 10:57 AM, William Drago wrote:

> I'm trying to insert a horizontal line into my LO
> document. The help says:
>
> 1. Click in the document where you want to insert the line.
> 2. Choose *Insert - Horizontal Rule*
>
> see:
> https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Inserting_a_Horizontal_Line 
>
>
> Well, there's no Horizontal Rule under insert. So how is
> this done?
>
> Thanks,
> -Bill
>
>
>


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