How to Put in Lines in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is a word-processing application with several options for adding and editing graphics in a text document. You can use the Shapes function on the Word ribbon to add a variety of predefined shapes, straight lines or free-form drawings to your Word document. You can add a line to separate sections of text and other elements in your Word document or to connect two shapes at specific points.

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Click the "Insert" tab on the ribbon.

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Click the "Shapes" button in the "Illustrations" section of the ribbon.

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Click the button under the "Line" heading that most resembles the line you want to add to your document. To add a line without points to connect to other shapes, click the "Freeform" button.

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Click the point where you want your line to begin, and hold the left mouse button down.

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Drag the cursor to the point you want your line to end, and release the mouse button.