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Sheila Hoffman
 
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Is there any way to make the lines on a table any thicker than the default
of 6 pt? I can't find anywhere to set a custom point size.

Thanks,
Sheila


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Not through Format | Borders and Shading, I guess. You'd have to go with
drawing lines.

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Is there any way to make the lines on a table any thicker than the default
of 6 pt? I can't find anywhere to set a custom point size.

Thanks,
Sheila



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Suzanne:

Even with drawing lines I don't see a way to make it thicker than 6 pt. I
can create a graphic line and place it which is what I've done but that's
not nearly as elegant a solution. Is there a way to go heavier than 6 pt
when drawing a line?

Thanks,
Sheila


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So draw a rectangle and make the rectangle whatever number of
points in height that you desire.

Sheila Hoffman wrote:

Suzanne:

Even with drawing lines I don't see a way to make it thicker than 6 pt. I
can create a graphic line and place it which is what I've done but that's
not nearly as elegant a solution. Is there a way to go heavier than 6 pt
when drawing a line?

Thanks,
Sheila



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Thanks Garfield! That's a better work-around then the graphic image and
should work. So, apparently the answer to my question is a big NO... there
is NO way to go higher then 6 pts with a line. Too bad. IMHO there should
be.

Sheila




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Another idea is to insert a blank row where you want the
extra-thick border to be, format the row to be exactly whatever
number of points in height, and shade the row with a color from
the Borders and Shading dialog box. This might work better than
the rectangle idea because the row will move up or down as you
edit the table, while the rectangle might not move correctly if
it is anchored to the wrong paragraph.

Sheila Hoffman wrote:

Thanks Garfield! That's a better work-around then the graphic image and
should work. So, apparently the answer to my question is a big NO... there
is NO way to go higher then 6 pts with a line. Too bad. IMHO there should
be.

Sheila



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This may depend on what version of Word you have, but in recent versions, if
you select More Lines... from the Line Style menu (or double-click the line
to open the Format AutoShape dialog), you can make the line as heavy as you
like, either by running up the spin box or by typing in a specific weight.

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"Sheila Hoffman" wrote in message
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Suzanne:

Even with drawing lines I don't see a way to make it thicker than 6 pt. I
can create a graphic line and place it which is what I've done but that's
not nearly as elegant a solution. Is there a way to go heavier than 6 pt
when drawing a line?

Thanks,
Sheila



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I definitely like this idea better. I prefer not to introduce drawing
objects unless it is absolutely necessary.

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Another idea is to insert a blank row where you want the
extra-thick border to be, format the row to be exactly whatever
number of points in height, and shade the row with a color from
the Borders and Shading dialog box. This might work better than
the rectangle idea because the row will move up or down as you
edit the table, while the rectangle might not move correctly if
it is anchored to the wrong paragraph.

Sheila Hoffman wrote:

Thanks Garfield! That's a better work-around then the graphic image and
should work. So, apparently the answer to my question is a big NO...

there
is NO way to go higher then 6 pts with a line. Too bad. IMHO there

should
be.

Sheila




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I'm using Word 2002. Thanks for the pointers. I've found what you pointed
out and that'll do the trick.

Thanks all of you.
Sheila


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