How to Create a Line in Word That You Can Type on Top Of

by Aaron Wein
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Microsoft Word includes tools allowing you to create user entry forms, which many people utilize to create quizzes, surveys or applications. The program includes various types of form controls, including check lists or multiple choice options. You also have the ability to insert a text field, allowing people to click the item and type anything. Use this option to create an underline that people can type on top of.

Step 1

Click "File" at the top left and click "Options." A dialog box opens.

Step 2

Click "Customize Ribbon" on the left side of the dialog box.

Step 3

Select the "Customize The Ribbon" menu on the right side and select "Main Tabs." A list of tabs appears in the box below.

Step 4

Click the check box next to "Developer" to select it and click "OK." The Developer tab now appears in the Ribbon.

Step 5

Place your cursor in your document where you want to insert a text entry line.

Step 6

Click "Developer" above the Ribbon.

Step 7

Click the folder icon in the bottom right corner of the Controls section in the Ribbon. A drop-down list appears.

Step 8

Click the black "Aa" button. A text entry field inserts into your document.

Click on the field and press "Ctrl" and "U" to underline it.


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About the Author

Aaron Wein is a copy editor for Skagit Valley Publishing. He has been a writer and editor since 2004, contributing to Washington-based publications and clients such as the "Bellingham Herald," "Western Athletics," "GNAC Sports" and Microsoft. Wein obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism from Western Washington University.

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