How to Remove Vertical Lines in Microsoft Word

Quite a few options are available to add to a Microsoft Word document, none of which have anything to do with text. Add pictures, photographs other documents such as spreadsheets and slides, or take advantage of Word’s shape-drawing tool. Nothing added to a Word document, including shapes such a vertical lines, are set in stone. Unlike drawing vertical lines on a piece of actual paper, Word’s lines are removable with a bit of navigating and a click or two.

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Open Word. Click the “File” tab, select “Open” and browse to the document with the vertical lines to remove. Double-click the file name and the document opens in anew Word window.

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Slide the zoom bar at the bottom-right corner of the Word workspace so the first vertical line is large on the screen, which makes it easier to click on, especially if it is very thin.

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Click once on the line to highlight it and lines surround it.

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Press the “Delete” key to remove the line.

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Zoom out to about 100% to see the entire page and scroll to the next line to remove. Repeat the process until all vertical lines are removed.