How to insert a vertical line in word? By adding a vertical line to your Microsoft Word document, you can guide the flow of your text.
Vertical lines may also highlight, emphasize and draw your reader’s attention to a certain section of text. They are a very effective way to make sure a particular section of text is given the attention you intended it to receive.
Although adding a vertical line is not quite as intuitive as adding a horizontal line, it is still possible.
In this article, we will walk you through a few easy-to-follow steps to add a vertical line to a Microsoft Word Document. Using this option, you can change the style and length of your vertical line, as well as where it appears on your page.
Vertical lines, the flexible way.
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How to Insert a Vertical Line in Word?
- Open Word
- Click the Insert Tab
- Find and click Shapes
- Select a line from the Line group
- Click the area on your page where you would like the line to start, but do not release your cursor just yet
- And then move it to where you would like it to end
- Release the cursor
Now that you have added a vertical line to your document, you are done. You can extend the length of your line by re-clicking the top or bottom of it and dragging it a little further.
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Collaborating in Word can be tricky.
It’s safe to say 99% of us have experienced the gut-reaching feeling of realization when you press save and realize you’ve carried over your last version by mistake. Although you intended to click ‘save as’, your brain was too quick and jumped straight to the ‘save’ button. Poof, your colleague’s old version is lost, replaced by yours.
Only just pressed save, so there must be a way to recover the file.
When you restore the old document, you’ll find the old version. Now, you’ve lost all your new edits, forcing you to start all over again, wasting an hour of precious billable time.
If you haven’t accidentally overwritten a file before, you may have opened your colleague’s document and started making the changes you suggested. You noticed a typo and corrected it immediately. You then realized they had some old statistics in there that you had since updated, so you updated those. After some formatting, a few words changed to make it all sound more polished and professional, the updated version is ready to go.
As you press ‘save as’ rather than ‘save’, you didn’t overwrite the old version but you realize once you press exit that you’d forgotten to turn on tracked changes.
If no changes are tracked, no one else knows what you changed and there is no way for them to check your changes before they are added to the master file.
Before you go back and start again, this time with tracked modifications, quickly google ‘better ways to collaborate in Word’. Take our word for it – there is a better way, and it comes in the form of Simul Docs.
Simul Docs was designed to make Word collaboration simple.
If you become a Simul Docs user, you can either drag and drop or upload your Word document into Simul and continue working as normal from the Simul dashboard – editing, typing, and making changes (like you would in Google Docs or Word Online). It’s still the same Word file, just living online). If you prefer to continue working with desktop Word, you can click the ‘Open in Word’ button from the Simul dashboard, and the document will open in Word.
All the amazing features we are about to show you will work in Simul, as well as on your desktop once Simul is on your team.
It’s important to track all changes when you are collaborating. Simul knows this. When you open any version of your document and begin to make changes, Simul will track them, since track changes are on automatically every time you open the document.
You won’t want to save over your colleague’s file either. Simul will automatically save your updated document as a new version when you make changes to the document. You can continue making as many changes (all tracked! ), updates or edits as you please. Once you have finished, save or exit, and Simul will store everything.
You’ll see a version list on your dashboard the next time you open Simul Docs to review the document. Here you can neatly see each version of your document, organized in numerical order, and who made changes to or owned each version.
The versions list makes it easy to refer to older versions. A saved version will show you what changes were made in that version and when they were made.
Alternatively, you can compare two old versions to see what changed between them. Similarly, if two of your co-workers open the same document at the same time and make changes, leaving you with two versions of the same document, Simul will flag this and provide you with the option to accept or decline each author’s changes before merging the documents so you can continue working collaboratively.
Easily merge changes, track changes automatically, version control handled, and so much more. Simul Docs is the collaboration tool you’ve been looking for.