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Andrew wrote at 2012-02-08 20:54:34
I had the same problem. It's a formatting shortcut of sorts: you type several equal signs (e.g., "====") followed by <ENTER> and you do get the double underline that at times seems nearly impossible to get rid of it.

For whatever reason, reading the info in this forum helped me figure out how to remove it.

It's actually a double underline BORDER underneath the Paragraph. I was able to duplicate this and remove it again by clearing the border using the "no border" toolbar button in Microsoft Word 2010.

FWIW, I just tested it in Microsoft Word XP 2002 and it removes it.  

Amanda wrote at 2012-04-05 20:09:29
I'm having a similar difficulty with a thick bold line appearing under text. A similar line also develops and disappears beneath the last line of text in my document as I attempt to correct the bullet underlining. My Font selection had Underline marked as "none" and updating the styles did not change the problem.

Was this problem ever resolved? I'd like to know the answer.  

Amanda wrote at 2012-04-05 20:13:04
Thanks. I thought it looked like a border...should have checked that, too. This did work and I appreciate the follow up.

Ed Isenberg wrote at 2012-07-01 05:29:02
I have a very similar problem. Keep in mind what happens when at the beginning of a blank line in an Outlook text box when you type a row of hyphens followed by [ENTER]. You get a solid underline on the row below, used for separating blocks of text.

When I am working with the appointment text box, if I type EITHER *[space] or 1)[space] it automatically indents and puts the appropriate bullet or numbered list formatting. However, a similar solid line (a continuous underline) starts from the left margin of the previous line to the end of the line with the bullet or numbered indicator [e.g., "1)"].

It looks like this:

sdfsdafsdafsaf  asdfasdf sadsdafsfs


         1) __________________________________________

(except the 1) and the space after all has the same continuous underlining.

Cutting & pasting somewhere else replicates the problem. Checking the Font attributes shows underlining is off. The only way to not have this automatic underlining disappear is to completely deleted the bulleted or numbered line.

This just started happening sometime in the last month or so it is now June 30, 2012.

staggart wrote at 2012-11-19 04:11:07

Your answer of "No Border" was the only thing that worked for me on Word 10.


Nico wrote at 2013-03-07 10:44:16
Not sure if this is still relevant to the original poster, but for anyone else with the same problem who found this post: Check paragraph borders.

I have been looking for long time and finally foudnd that the paragraph had a double top border which caused the double lines between the bullets.

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