The Polymath Lab

Horizontal Rule in Microsoft Word

sean c davis Nov 29, 2012

How do you add a horizontal line in-line in Microsoft Word? I can't tell you how many times I've gone to the Insert tab looking to just hit the Horizontal Line button, only to find out that button doesn't exist.

While I have no issue memorizing keyboard shortcuts, I take issue with this one, simply because it isn't a shortcut; it's really just the way you have to do it. And that way is:


Three dashes will automatically transform into a horizontal line. Unless, of course, you've turned off that automatic feature.

sean c davis

sean c davis

cincinnati, ohio

I love developing so much that I spend my days as a web developer for Topic Design and my early mornings, nights and weekends as a freelancer. I also do other fun stuff in my free time, but you don't care about that, right?



Nathan Phillip Brink (@ohnobinki) over 1 year ago

That's an emdash, not a horizontal rule...