this question answers the question on how to stop the line from being autocorrected from ---. I don't have a problem with that. I'm having a problem with a saved document containing such a line that I need to get removed.

I am referring to a line similar to HTML tag <hr>, like this:

This line is generated by typing --- and hitting enter. I'm unable to remove such a line from a document in OpenOffice's Writer.

How is that accomplished?


Try highlighting the page/paragraph and use RightClick (or Format menu), Format, Page/Paragraph, Borders, None. Alternatively use default format. It does seem rather erratic though so you may need to experiment with format either paragraph/page.

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  • Thanks. I had to repeat the procedure multiple times. Quite odd. – Ivan Vučica May 20 '11 at 11:12

I had the same problem and could solve it by selecting the paragraph that contained the horizontal line and changing it's format to standard formatting.

  • Mouse-click at the start of the paragraph
  • Hold mouse-button and then select the section that contains the horizontal line
  • Format -> Standard formatting (or STRG + M)

Et voila. The horizontal line(s) dissapear. Good luck!

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