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Old May 5th 08, 01:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Matty
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Default cut here - dashed/dotted line with scissors icon

WinP Pro SP2
MS Office 2003 SP3

How do you create/insert a "cut here line"? I prefer a dashed/dotted line
with a scissors icon.

Thanks.


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Old May 5th 08, 02:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Jay Freedman
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Default cut here - dashed/dotted line with scissors icon

On Sun, 4 May 2008 17:15:33 -0700, "Matty" wrote:

WinP Pro SP2
MS Office 2003 SP3

How do you create/insert a "cut here line"? I prefer a dashed/dotted line
with a scissors icon.

Thanks.


Insert either a double-quote character or a # character, and format it in
Wingdings font -- both are scissors, but in different orientations.

Then display the Drawing toolbar. Select the Line tool (next to the AutoShapes
button) and draw a line near the scissors. Using the other buttons on the
Drawing toolbar, format the line to the color, thickness, and dash style you
want.

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Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
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Old May 5th 08, 06:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Matty
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Default cut here - dashed/dotted line with scissors icon


"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
...
On Sun, 4 May 2008 17:15:33 -0700, "Matty"
wrote:

WinP Pro SP2
MS Office 2003 SP3

How do you create/insert a "cut here line"? I prefer a dashed/dotted line
with a scissors icon.

Thanks.


Insert either a double-quote character or a # character, and format it in
Wingdings font -- both are scissors, but in different orientations.

Then display the Drawing toolbar. Select the Line tool (next to the
AutoShapes
button) and draw a line near the scissors. Using the other buttons on the
Drawing toolbar, format the line to the color, thickness, and dash style
you
want.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so all may benefit.


Thanks.

I thought there would be an option for a ready made line style with a
scissor, like the one in MS Pub (although MS Pub is limited to complete
borders).


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Old May 5th 08, 10:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
JoAnn Paules
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Default cut here - dashed/dotted line with scissors icon

You can tweak the border in Publisher and *almost* get it down to a single
line. It might be easier to find some sort of a graphic that would work for
you.

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JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



"Matty" wrote in message
...

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
...
On Sun, 4 May 2008 17:15:33 -0700, "Matty"
wrote:

WinP Pro SP2
MS Office 2003 SP3

How do you create/insert a "cut here line"? I prefer a dashed/dotted
line
with a scissors icon.

Thanks.


Insert either a double-quote character or a # character, and format it in
Wingdings font -- both are scissors, but in different orientations.

Then display the Drawing toolbar. Select the Line tool (next to the
AutoShapes
button) and draw a line near the scissors. Using the other buttons on the
Drawing toolbar, format the line to the color, thickness, and dash style
you
want.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so all may benefit.


Thanks.

I thought there would be an option for a ready made line style with a
scissor, like the one in MS Pub (although MS Pub is limited to complete
borders).


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Old May 6th 08, 10:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Terry Farrell
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Default cut here - dashed/dotted line with scissors icon

My suggestion is forget the scissors. Just set up a line with tab leaders
using dotted lines formatted to a light grey. The first tab (a tab with
dotted leader) draws across to short of the cent then type in 'cut along
here' followed by a second tab leader, right aligned to the margin. So you
end up with something like...

------------------- cut along here ---------------------

Then save this as an AutoText (Quick Parts) item for regular use.

Do we really need scissors symbols to tell us to cut? I expect most people
will fold and tear because they don't have scissors handy.

Terry Farrell

"Matty" wrote in message
...

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
...
On Sun, 4 May 2008 17:15:33 -0700, "Matty"
wrote:

WinP Pro SP2
MS Office 2003 SP3

How do you create/insert a "cut here line"? I prefer a dashed/dotted
line
with a scissors icon.

Thanks.


Insert either a double-quote character or a # character, and format it in
Wingdings font -- both are scissors, but in different orientations.

Then display the Drawing toolbar. Select the Line tool (next to the
AutoShapes
button) and draw a line near the scissors. Using the other buttons on the
Drawing toolbar, format the line to the color, thickness, and dash style
you
want.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so all may benefit.


Thanks.

I thought there would be an option for a ready made line style with a
scissor, like the one in MS Pub (although MS Pub is limited to complete
borders).


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Old May 6th 08, 02:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default cut here - dashed/dotted line with scissors icon

And the first tab stop should be center-aligned (at the center of the line)
and the second right-aligned.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Terry Farrell" wrote in message
...
My suggestion is forget the scissors. Just set up a line with tab leaders
using dotted lines formatted to a light grey. The first tab (a tab with
dotted leader) draws across to short of the cent then type in 'cut
along here' followed by a second tab leader, right aligned to the margin.
So you end up with something like...

------------------- cut along here ---------------------

Then save this as an AutoText (Quick Parts) item for regular use.

Do we really need scissors symbols to tell us to cut? I expect most people
will fold and tear because they don't have scissors handy.

Terry Farrell

"Matty" wrote in message
...

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
...
On Sun, 4 May 2008 17:15:33 -0700, "Matty"
wrote:

WinP Pro SP2
MS Office 2003 SP3

How do you create/insert a "cut here line"? I prefer a dashed/dotted
line
with a scissors icon.

Thanks.


Insert either a double-quote character or a # character, and format it
in
Wingdings font -- both are scissors, but in different orientations.

Then display the Drawing toolbar. Select the Line tool (next to the
AutoShapes
button) and draw a line near the scissors. Using the other buttons on
the
Drawing toolbar, format the line to the color, thickness, and dash style
you
want.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.


Thanks.

I thought there would be an option for a ready made line style with a
scissor, like the one in MS Pub (although MS Pub is limited to complete
borders).




 




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