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       How about simply using the underline-key to make each line?;
           well, that's how I make lines  ;-)

From: "J. Van Brimmer" <>
Date: Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Making horizontal lines in Writer
To: libreoffice <>

Thanks Cley,

I didn't think about the pdf route. That just may well work. I did try
sending an .odt to the secretary, same peoblem. When she opened it, some of
the lines were missing. I'll try pdfs next.


On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Cley Faye <> wrote:

I don't know how well it transition to .doc files, but my approach to make
answer lines is the following:
- create a new paragraph style (let's call it "Answer Zone")
- change the style spacing so that there is no extra space before/after
- change the style border to be a single line at the bottom, and disable
the checkbox that merge the borders between paragraphs

...after typing this, I just checked, and that's roughly what the "---\r"
route is doing. Damn. The issues seems to be that the "Merge with next
paragraph" option either doesn't exist in .doc format, or isn't carried
over correctly. And no more luck with docx.

Some sort of solution for your issue could be to just send the odt (recent
version of MS Office can read them, YMMV), or directly send the PDF, which
is clearly the best option if the recipient of your document will not have
to modify it, only to view/print it.

Cley Faye

2014-09-24 0:27 GMT+02:00 "J. Van Brimmer" <>:

I'm using on Xubuntu Linux.

I am creating some lesson handouts for a class I'm going to be teaching.
have to email them to our secretary, who has to read them in MS Office
The ​documents are formatted in landscape mode.

In the document I enter a short text line, press Enter, then I type in
three dashes, press Enter, and waula, I have a horizontal line for the
students to  write their answers on.
​Sometimes I continue pressing Enter to automatically create as many
as I need.
This works fine as ling as I stay in .odt format. But if I save the
document in .doc format, and then open the .doc file in LibreOffice,
of the horizontal lines are missing. I have tried everything I can think
of, but I can't get all of the lines to "stick" from .odt to .doc

I have read the "Help" page here:
​ .
But ​those tips don't work either.

​I am being forced to work in Win​broke using BS Word. Help!


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