How to Underline Text In Word 2007

By Kefa Olang

Microsoft Word 2007 makes it possible to create and edit documents for email or printed use. This word processing application allows you to add a number of formatting options that enhance your document. One of many features included in Word 2007 is the ability to underline words or sentences. You can make certain words stand out using either basic or decorative lines.

Step 1

Open your Microsoft Word document and highlight the word or sentence you want to underline. Click the "Underline" icon located on the Home tab to underline the text.

Step 2

Select the text you want to underline, if you want to underline words, but not the spaces between them. Click the "Font" button on the "Home" tab and click the "Font" tab. Click "Words only" in the "Underline style" box.

Step 3

Select the text or sentence you want to underline, if you want to double underline. Click the "Home" tab and click "Font." Click the "Font" tab. Select "Double Underline" in the "Underline style" box.

Step 4

Select the text you want to underline, if you want to add a decorative underline. Click the "Home" tab and click "Font." Click the "Font" tab. Select the decorative underline you want to use in the " Underline style" box. Click "Underline color" and select the color you want to use for your decorative line.

Step 5

Click "Paragraph group" on the "Home" tab if you want to underline spaces. Click "Show/Hide" and press the "TAB" key. Select the tab characters that you want to underline. The tab character looks like an arrow. Press "CTRL," and "U" together for a basic line. Click "Font" on the "Home" tab if you want to add a decorative line to the space. Click "Underline style" and select the style you want to use.