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Thank you so very much.

That works in Libre Writer.

Is there a way to create and thicken a line in Libre Draw, too?

Thank you again for your helpful instructions and explanation.


On 7/2/16, Piet van Oostrum <> wrote:
charles meyer wrote:

 > Hi Folks,
 > I hope I’m describing this correctly.
 > I wanted to create a straight line horizontally across the page in
 > Libre Writer or Draw (that would be preferable).
 > I’m using Libre Writer/Draw/Offcice
 > It’s my understanding that when I choose the key on my PC keyboard
 > next to the zero key that I’m choosing an ASCI character?
 > Anyway, I use that key (line key) and keep pressing that key until I
 > reach a line length across the page I desire and it creates a straight
 > line.
 > Now, the tricky part.
 > How do I make that straight line thicker?

This usually is not a proper way to draw a line in Writer. It actually is
not a line, but a sequence of character that happen to look like aline
(depending on the font).
 > In Libre Writer, I’ve opened Insert > Horizontal Line and it inserts a
 > line but I don’t see how you can make that line thicker?
The line actually is the bottom border of a paragraph. So you can change the
thickness by positioning the cursor just above the line and then Format >
Paragraph > Borders > Width.

 > I’ve highlighted the entire line and hit bold – still no thicker.

No, because the line is a border and bold only applies to characters
 > I’ve highlighted that entire line and chosen a larger font (as large
 > as 26) still no thicker.

Same here, the line is not characters.
 > I’ve chosen Insert > Shape (singular not plural Shapes as in earlier
 > versions there is the plural Shapes) > Line > then Line again and it
 > inserts nothing.

That is the other way to insert a line, but after that selection you have to
draw the line with your mouse: click where you want the line to start and
then drag to its endpoint. To keep it precisely horizontal, press SHIFT
while dragging.
The you can select the line and change the thickness with Format > Text box
and Shape > Line
Instead of Insert > Shape etc. you can also make the drawing toolbar visible
with View > Toolbars > Drawing. There is a line icon (a small diagonal piece
of line). Maybe that icon is also visible in the top toolbar.

 > In Libre Draw, I choose Format > Line where you can adjust width which
 > appears in the little box to be thicker except when I click OK there
 > is no line in the Libre Draw document.

You first have to draw a line, in the same way as I described above by
clicking on the line icon in the drawing toolbar. Then drag a line across
the page.
 > Thanks so much for your help.
 > Charles.

Piet van Oostrum <>
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