Deleting Ugly vertical line from Word document
Thread poster: Andrew Stucken

Andrew Stucken
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:29
German to English
Jun 13

I am using Word 2010 and a stubborn unwanted vertical line is marring a translation I am otherwise content with. It is the result of an error by the OCR software.

I cannot just click on it and delete like with other examples of this in the text.

Dodea anyone know how I can remove this, please?


 

José Pérez Negro
Spain
Local time: 01:29
Portuguese to Spanish
+ ...
Select Objects Jun 13

Did you try select objects?

In Home ribbon, below Find, Replace there is a Select option. Click Select Objects and try to select it


 

Michael J.H. Davies  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 01:29
Member (2009)
English to Danish
+ ...
Remove vertical line Jun 13

Have you tried copying the text (with and without using CTRL+A to select all) over to a new document? (assuming that the text is in editable format and not as an image). Does the line follow the remaining text?

The line might also be a 'watermark' in the document - you could try removing all watermarks.


 

Andrew Stucken
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:29
German to English
TOPIC STARTER
These methods dod not work Jun 13

Scratch what I originally wrote in my reply. Although it seams not to have been approved yet anyway by the mods.

Alas Ctrl + A did not work, nor did removing watermarks...

From googling, it seems that it could have been a border, so I set "no borders" but it still remains.

Delivery is due in >one hour so unless I can sort this I will reluctantly have to hand it over with this flaw.

[Edited at 2019-06-13 12:15 GMT]

[Edited at 2019-06-13 12:16
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Scratch what I originally wrote in my reply. Although it seams not to have been approved yet anyway by the mods.

Alas Ctrl + A did not work, nor did removing watermarks...

From googling, it seems that it could have been a border, so I set "no borders" but it still remains.

Delivery is due in >one hour so unless I can sort this I will reluctantly have to hand it over with this flaw.

[Edited at 2019-06-13 12:15 GMT]

[Edited at 2019-06-13 12:16 GMT]
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Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 01:29
English to German
Part of a frame or table? Jun 13

Andrew Stucken wrote:

I cannot just click on it and delete like with other examples of this in the text.

Maybe it's a line belonging to a frame that is a property of a paragraph.
Maybe it's a line belonging to a table grid.

In either case all other lines of the frame resp table might be set invisible, so you see only one line.


 

John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 19:29
Member (2008)
French to English
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Line between columns? Jun 13

I had this issue recently and discovered it was a line between columns. OCR software has a habit of putting things into columns, and sometimes a line appears between them.

If this is the case, turn it off by selecting something in the columns concerned, then go to Layout > Columns down arrow > More columns (at the bottom of the list) > Uncheck "Line between"


 

Andrew Stucken
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:29
German to English
TOPIC STARTER
Solved by removing line between columns Jun 13

Brilliant. Done in the nick of time.

Thankyou!


 


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