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I have a Word template that has a line drawn in it using Draw Table, and it's only the top border of a table so that it looks like a single line across the page. However, when the users - for example - put in text below this line, or press enter multiple times so that they get to a new page, another, identical line appears at the top of the second page. How do I set it up so that this line DOES NOT appear at the top of subsequent pages? Please note, do not suggest in you answer that users simply get rid of the line manually - that is NOT an option.

TIA!!
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by:GrahamSkan
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That sounds like a strange thing to do.  Do you want one big table with one big row?
Actually, it is not only that it is not an option to remove it manually - it is not possible. The top border is repeated for each new page, trying to remove it from any page will remove it from every page.

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A line needs to be in the document. It's just a line. The draw table functionality was used to draw this line. However, I don't want a line to show up at the top of every new page. Can you help me with this?

Thanks.
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Show the Drawing Toolbar. There is a button there for drawing lines.
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when i draw the line using the drawing toolbar, then when my cursor is below it and i press enter, the line moves down the page with every new carriage return. I don't want it to, i want it to stay precisely where it is. any suggestions?
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That is because you are inserting paragraphs in ahead of the anchor paragraph for the line. Show the paragraph marks with the ¶ button and you will be able to see better what is happening.

You may prefer to use a page border. Use 'Format'/'Borders and Shading...', Select the 'Page Border' tab and set the top border with the 'Preview' section on the right. You can choose 'This section - First page only' in the 'Apply to:' dropdown.
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