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I often type a line of 20 or so asterisks to act as an informal
section divider in my text. As soon as I hit Enter, though, Word 2007
turns it into a line of bullets. How can I prevent that? Thanks.
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Click the Office button, and then click Word Options. In the Proofing
category, click the AutoCorrect Options button. On the AutoFormat As You
Type tab, clear the "Border lines" option. You may also want to clear
"Automatic bulleted list" and "Automatic numbered lists" options. When you
are done, click OK twice.

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I often type a line of 20 or so asterisks to act as an informal
section divider in my text. As soon as I hit Enter, though, Word 2007
turns it into a line of bullets. How can I prevent that? Thanks.



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Default Prevent line of asterisks from turning into a bullet line?

Click the Office button, and then click Word Options. In the Proofing
category, click the AutoCorrect Options button. On the AutoFormat As You
Type tab, clear the "Border lines" option. You may also want to clear
"Automatic bulleted list" and "Automatic numbered lists" options. When you
are done, click OK twice.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"Rick" wrote in message
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I often type a line of 20 or so asterisks to act as an informal
section divider in my text. As soon as I hit Enter, though, Word 2007
turns it into a line of bullets. How can I prevent that? Thanks.



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A. How do I stop creating these? B. How do I delete the horizontal lines that I have created in error? I am using the latest office program creating docx files.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:12 PM Rick wrote:


I often type a line of 20 or so asterisks to act as an informal
section divider in my text. As soon as I hit Enter, though, Word 2007
turns it into a line of bullets. How can I prevent that? Thanks.



On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 2:10 PM Stefan Blom wrote:


Click the Office button, and then click Word Options. In the Proofing
category, click the AutoCorrect Options button. On the AutoFormat As You
Type tab, clear the "Border lines" option. You may also want to clear
"Automatic bulleted list" and "Automatic numbered lists" options. When you
are done, click OK twice.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP




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Default Prevent line of asterisks from turning into a bullet line?

Iam using the latest version of Word. How can I stop these horizontal lines from being created and how can I delete the ones that I now have?

On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:12 PM Rick wrote:


I often type a line of 20 or so asterisks to act as an informal
section divider in my text. As soon as I hit Enter, though, Word 2007
turns it into a line of bullets. How can I prevent that? Thanks.



On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 2:10 PM Stefan Blom wrote:


Click the Office button, and then click Word Options. In the Proofing
category, click the AutoCorrect Options button. On the AutoFormat As You
Type tab, clear the "Border lines" option. You may also want to clear
"Automatic bulleted list" and "Automatic numbered lists" options. When you
are done, click OK twice.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



On Friday, April 22, 2011 12:51 PM Mark Forstater wrote:


A. How do I stop creating these? B. How do I delete the horizontal lines that I have created in error? I am using the latest office program creating docx files.






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If the previous answer doesn't do it for you, then read
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...tRidOfLine.htm. The only update
for Word 2010 is that you get to the AutoCorrect Options through File |
Options | Proofing.

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"Mark Forstater" wrote in message
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Iam using the latest version of Word. How can I stop these horizontal
lines from being created and how can I delete the ones that I now have?

On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:12 PM Rick wrote:


I often type a line of 20 or so asterisks to act as an informal
section divider in my text. As soon as I hit Enter, though, Word 2007
turns it into a line of bullets. How can I prevent that? Thanks.



On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 2:10 PM Stefan Blom wrote:


Click the Office button, and then click Word Options. In the Proofing
category, click the AutoCorrect Options button. On the AutoFormat As You
Type tab, clear the "Border lines" option. You may also want to clear
"Automatic bulleted list" and "Automatic numbered lists" options. When
you
are done, click OK twice.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



On Friday, April 22, 2011 12:51 PM Mark Forstater wrote:


A. How do I stop creating these? B. How do I delete the horizontal
lines that I have created in error? I am using the latest office
program creating docx files.






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I followed the instructions to the letter. It did not work! I closed MSWord & then reopened. It still will not stop changing asterix to a bullet point.
Please send any further suggestions. This is ludicrous! Why won't this stop???

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Click the Office button, and then click Word Options. In the Proofing
category, click the AutoCorrect Options button. On the AutoFormat As You
Type tab, clear the "Border lines" option. You may also want to clear
"Automatic bulleted list" and "Automatic numbered lists" options. When you
are done, click OK twice.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"Rick" wrote in message
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I often type a line of 20 or so asterisks to act as an informal
section divider in my text. As soon as I hit Enter, though, Word 2007
turns it into a line of bullets. How can I prevent that? Thanks.
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I followed the instructions to the letter. It did not work! I closed Word & then reopened. It will not stop changing asteririsks to a bullet point.
Why won't this stop??? Please send any further suggestions.
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