Lining up Text

July 25, 2010 at 11:05:38
Specs: Windows Vista
All I am trying to do is LINE UP a document I copied a
pasted, so that the

Grantor: __________ (this line can be positioned here)

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July 25, 2010 at 13:01:38
Try using a different Font.

Read the Help file in whatever Word or Text program you are using.

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July 25, 2010 at 14:31:03
Now, why would I want to change the Font when I am trying to duplicate an important document??? Can't anybody else come up with a more intelligent answer???

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July 25, 2010 at 14:39:05
Don't insult helpers or nobody will bother with this post.

You don't say where you are copying from and pasting to.

Long Range Golfer

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July 26, 2010 at 00:07:25
This post should have been posted here:

I'll be surprised if you get any more help though with an attitude like yours!

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July 26, 2010 at 09:27:36
Well, excuse has been a bit frustrating to achieve what should be a relatively simple task I would think...I originally scanned in the doc. to Picasa 3, and then moved it into MS Word 2003 to make font and other changes...

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July 26, 2010 at 10:17:30
I just copied and pasted your Grantor: __________ into my 2000 copy of Word and the Underscore key seems to work OK for me, it extended the line out with no problems.

I also typed in just the word Grantor: and the underscore key created the line with no problems.

If it was a .doc file in the beginning, why did you scan it into Picasa in the first place?
I do not use Picasa so I don't know if can make changes to the doc.


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July 26, 2010 at 11:34:12

Well, excuse has been a bit frustrating to achieve what should be a relatively simple task I would think

If its so simple but you can't do it, don't get annoyed with others ...

That aside, one way to line up text and other items is to use frames. You see frames used extensively in some programs that convert scanned images to Word documents.
Text and images within frames can be positioned on the page as required.

But for a simple task like a line next to a word, draw a line using the drawing tools.

In Word 2003, right-click on a toolbar, and from the drop-down select 'Drawing'. This shows the drawing toolbar.

From the Drawing toolbar select the line icon (between Autoshapes and Arrows)
Ignore the 'Create your Drawing here' box and draw a line on the page.
Drag it into position.
Click 'Draw' on the Drawing toolbar and use nudge options to make small adjustments.
You will probably need to deselect 'Snap objects to grid' (Draw - Grid Icon - dialog box - clear check box)

Right click the line and select 'Order'
Select the 'behind text' option - then you can get it right against the text without affecting the text.
The line length can be adjusted by dragging or by right-clicking and selecting 'Format Auto Shape'
This option also allows line thickness to be selected.

Once your line is very close to the text (including spaces), it can be hard to select it, because the text gets selected instead. In this case use the 'Select Objects' icon on the Drawing toolbar (next to the Draw button).
Click the 'Select objects' icon again to return to normal mouse/cursor function.


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July 26, 2010 at 17:12:33
TY for the suggestion, but maybe I wasn't clear enuff in my orig. explanation; the length off the line underneath the signature is fine...I am trying to move the name and the line down, so it ALIGNS with the second colon mark, OR move the grantor up to align...I have gotten a FRAME around the signature, but it does not seem to want to move the line into alignment...

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July 27, 2010 at 03:22:39

So now there is a second colon to line up
and there is a signature - presumably as a graphic - both new information ,

and now you tell us I have gotten a FRAME around the signature, but it does not seem to want to move the line into alignment...
How does having a frame around the signature help move the line, and of course you didn't mention a frame before.

I suggest you go away and write down exactly what you do have - all of it this time, not just a small scrap of it - and include a description of what you wish to achieve.

Then read what you have written and consider if a solution based on that information alone is possible.

... and then come back with a 'more intelligent' question.


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July 27, 2010 at 09:54:47
I thought I made that CLEAR from the start...I am trying to get the line with the sig. to appear like this, just as I posted in my INITIAL ?


The LENGTH of the line is fine, it is the POSITION that Im trying to achieve...

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July 27, 2010 at 10:03:57
What happens when you use the Underscore key?
Does it not create a line like the one I posted in response #6? and just like the one you posted?

What happened when you tried Humars' suggestions on using the drawing tool for formatting?

Do you also happen to have a Signature above/on the line?


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July 27, 2010 at 10:30:45
Hi Mike,

I'm leaving this one - complete with second colon!



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