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Figure 18-3: Top and bottom borders.
The key to creating such a heading is to type all the text first and then use the Borders and Shading
dialog box to add different border styles above and below the paragraphs.
Use the Preview window in the Borders and Shading dialog box to set the line style.
Click the mouse in the Preview window to add or remove lines above or below or to either side
of the text.
The title shown in Figure 18-3 takes advantage of the center and left tab stops, as described in
Chapter 12 .
Making rules
A common trick in page design is to apply a line above or below text. The line is a rule, and it helps
to break up the text, highlight a specific paragraph, or create a block quote, callout, or pull quote.
Here’s how:
1. Click the mouse to place the insertion pointer into a given paragraph of text.
Yes, it works best if you’ve already written that paragraph. Remember my admonition: Write
first, format later.
2. Summon the Borders and Shading dialog box.
3. Choose a line style, width, and color, if needed.
4. Click the Top button.
The Top button is found on the right side of the Borders and Shading dialog box, in the Preview
area. (Refer to Figure 18-2 . )
5. Click the Bottom button.
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