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I would like to remove this dotted line around the editable area of the page. It was added by a macro, so I am not sure what it is called and where I remove it.

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That looks exactly like openoffice does, which is one reason i use abiword or office instead – Journeyman Geek Aug 15 '11 at 12:15
Yes, this makes it ever so irritating:) – Dmitry Chornyi Aug 15 '11 at 12:52
FYI, here's the template that did it: – Dmitry Chornyi Aug 15 '11 at 12:53
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Navigate to...

File > Options > Advanced > Show Document Content

...then uncheck the Show Text Boundaries option

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Go to the Page Layout tab and click Page Borders

Page layout

Click None, the OK.

Page Borders

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Thank you bu this does not help. This border is not a property of the document (it will not be printed), but is rather some option in Word that makes it display all documets like this. – Dmitry Chornyi Aug 15 '11 at 12:50

in word 2007 and may be in 2010 you may follow this:

select marginated text> page layout>margins>custom margins>layout>Border> None I hope it works.

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Good day. If you are the user of MS WORD 2007 then:

Open an MS word file. Then Press OFFICE BUTTON Then WORD OPTIONS, Then ADVANCED, Then scroll through vertical scroll bar and you will find the heading "SHOW DOCUMENT CONTENT" and under this you will find "SHOW TEXT BOUNDARIES" and then UNCHECK the box allocated for "Show text boundaries" and you will see you text boundary disappears. Hope this serves your purpose. Take care. Tarek, Bangladesh

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