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I have got greyed out horizontal lines when I open word. They only appear
when in print layout view and I have tried removing them but cannot find the
correct method. They do not print or show up in any other views. The lines
are spaced out evenly and are not a background option because removing all
backgrounds does not work. I am using Word 2003 on windows XP
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Display the Drawing toolbar, select Draw | Grid, and clear the check box for
"Show gridlines on screen."

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"Treacles mate" Treacles wrote in message
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I have got greyed out horizontal lines when I open word. They only appear
when in print layout view and I have tried removing them but cannot find

the
correct method. They do not print or show up in any other views. The lines
are spaced out evenly and are not a background option because removing all
backgrounds does not work. I am using Word 2003 on windows XP


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Thankyou It has worked

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Display the Drawing toolbar, select Draw | Grid, and clear the check box for
"Show gridlines on screen."

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"Treacles mate" Treacles wrote in message
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I have got greyed out horizontal lines when I open word. They only appear
when in print layout view and I have tried removing them but cannot find

the
correct method. They do not print or show up in any other views. The lines
are spaced out evenly and are not a background option because removing all
backgrounds does not work. I am using Word 2003 on windows XP



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PMFJI, but I have a similar problem. I insertpicturenew drawing (or ink
drawing and writing). Grid lines are helpful for making the drawing, so I
turn them on. They appear only in the drawing canvas, which is what I want.

As soon as I click outside the canvas, then the whole document is covered
with grid lines. I can go to the drawing toolbar and turn them off, but would
rather not have to.

Is there a way to get grid lines only when a drawing canvas is selected?

Thanks,

Elbert


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Display the Drawing toolbar, select Draw | Grid, and clear the check box for
"Show gridlines on screen."

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Treacles mate" Treacles wrote in message
...
I have got greyed out horizontal lines when I open word. They only appear
when in print layout view and I have tried removing them but cannot find

the
correct method. They do not print or show up in any other views. The lines
are spaced out evenly and are not a background option because removing all
backgrounds does not work. I am using Word 2003 on windows XP



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Hi Elbert,

If you're seeing the gridline display only in the Canvas
then it's a bit of a display 'illusion' that happens
usually only if you have the default Insert/paste format set as
'in line with text' in Tools=Options=Edit.

If you format a drawing canvas to be In front of text, for
example and toggle the Gridline display setting you'll generally
see the grids on the whole page right away (the drawing canvas
by default has 'No fill' color so you're seeing the gridline
through it. If you fill the canvas with a color or picture then
the gridlines are usually 'blanked out' by the fill.

To make it simpler to toggle the gridline display off and on
you can use Tools=Customize=[keyboard], select the 'view'
choice on the left, scroll down on the right to ViewGridlines
and then Assign a shortcut key, such as Alt+G that you can then use.

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"Elbert" wrote in message ...
PMFJI, but I have a similar problem. I insertpicturenew drawing (or ink
drawing and writing). Grid lines are helpful for making the drawing, so I
turn them on. They appear only in the drawing canvas, which is what I want.

As soon as I click outside the canvas, then the whole document is covered
with grid lines. I can go to the drawing toolbar and turn them off, but would
rather not have to.

Is there a way to get grid lines only when a drawing canvas is selected?

Thanks,

Elbert
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Hi Bob,

Thanks for your helpful reply. You're right--insert/paste pictures is
"in-line with text" by default, and if I change that things happen as you say
they will.

I've taken your suggestion to make alt-g toggle the grid lines. It would be
cooler if they would just go away when I leave the canvas (especially as I'm
doing some work with a tablet pc, and alt-g isn't quite as convenient to hit
as when you're using a keyboard), but turning them on and off with alt-g is
an improvement over working my way through the menus.

Thanks again,

Elbert

"Bob Buckland ?:-)" wrote:

Hi Elbert,

If you're seeing the gridline display only in the Canvas
then it's a bit of a display 'illusion' that happens
usually only if you have the default Insert/paste format set as
'in line with text' in Tools=Options=Edit.

If you format a drawing canvas to be In front of text, for
example and toggle the Gridline display setting you'll generally
see the grids on the whole page right away (the drawing canvas
by default has 'No fill' color so you're seeing the gridline
through it. If you fill the canvas with a color or picture then
the gridlines are usually 'blanked out' by the fill.

To make it simpler to toggle the gridline display off and on
you can use Tools=Customize=[keyboard], select the 'view'
choice on the left, scroll down on the right to ViewGridlines
and then Assign a shortcut key, such as Alt+G that you can then use.

=========
"Elbert" wrote in message ...
PMFJI, but I have a similar problem. I insertpicturenew drawing (or ink
drawing and writing). Grid lines are helpful for making the drawing, so I
turn them on. They appear only in the drawing canvas, which is what I want.

As soon as I click outside the canvas, then the whole document is covered
with grid lines. I can go to the drawing toolbar and turn them off, but would
rather not have to.

Is there a way to get grid lines only when a drawing canvas is selected?

Thanks,

Elbert
--
Let us know if this helped you,

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*

For Everyday MS Office tips to "use right away" -
http://microsoft.com/events/series/a...andtricks.mspx




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Hi Elbert,

If you're using a tablet you may find it easier
to use Tools=Customize Commands and from the
'All Commands' category drag the View Gridline
toggle to a toolbar where you can click/tap
it.

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"Elbert" wrote in message ...
Hi Bob,

Thanks for your helpful reply. You're right--insert/paste pictures is
"in-line with text" by default, and if I change that things happen as you say
they will.

I've taken your suggestion to make alt-g toggle the grid lines. It would be
cooler if they would just go away when I leave the canvas (especially as I'm
doing some work with a tablet pc, and alt-g isn't quite as convenient to hit
as when you're using a keyboard), but turning them on and off with alt-g is
an improvement over working my way through the menus.

Thanks again,

Elbert
--
Let us know if this helped you,

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*

For Everyday MS Office tips to "use right away" -
http://microsoft.com/events/series/a...andtricks.mspx



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Bob,

Nice idea, but I can't find view gridline toggle. I looked carefully in the
grid, toggle, and view areas of the list but don't see it. Do you recall
exactly what it's called?

Thanks,
Elbert

"Bob Buckland ?:-)" wrote:

Hi Elbert,

If you're using a tablet you may find it easier
to use Tools=Customize Commands and from the
'All Commands' category drag the View Gridline
toggle to a toolbar where you can click/tap
it.

========
"Elbert" wrote in message ...
Hi Bob,

Thanks for your helpful reply. You're right--insert/paste pictures is
"in-line with text" by default, and if I change that things happen as you say
they will.

I've taken your suggestion to make alt-g toggle the grid lines. It would be
cooler if they would just go away when I leave the canvas (especially as I'm
doing some work with a tablet pc, and alt-g isn't quite as convenient to hit
as when you're using a keyboard), but turning them on and off with alt-g is
an improvement over working my way through the menus.

Thanks again,

Elbert
--
Let us know if this helped you,

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*

For Everyday MS Office tips to "use right away" -
http://microsoft.com/events/series/a...andtricks.mspx




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