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From Brian Barker <b.m.bar...@btinternet.com>
Subject Re: border line for total
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:14:29 GMT
At 22:13 03/04/2014 +0000, Chris Dowling wrote:
>How do I put a line under a number to indicate it is a total or subtotal?

That depends on where you are!  Are you in a text (Writer) document, 
in a table in a text document, or perhaps in a spreadsheet?

In a spreadsheet:
o Select the relevant cell.
o Go to Format | Cells... | Borders (or right-click | Format Cells... 
| Borders).
o Under Line arrangement | User-defined, click at the bottom to 
indicate that you want the border only at the bottom of the cell.
o Under Line | Style, select your preferred line style and thickness.

Alternatively, you can click the down-arrow next to the Borders icon 
in the Formatting toolbar and select the icon for bottom border 
only.  This will give you the line but no option to select its 
style.  In addition, at Format | Cells... | Font Effects | 
Underlining you can select various styles of underlining.  Or you can 
use the Underline icon in the Formatting toolbar.  But note that 
underlining underlines only the value in the relevant cell, whereas a 
border extends the fill width of the cell - which I'd guess is what you want.

Underlining is also available in a text document, of course.  In a 
table in a text document, underlining of the value is available, but 
again you can alternatively apply a bottom border to a entire cell.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker


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