How to Make a Vertical Line in Word?

In this article, we’ll show you the quickest and easiest ways to add perfect Vertical line to your Word documents.

How to Make a Vertical Line in Word?

Creating documents with Word is a great way to make sure your documents look professional. One of the things you can do is to add lines to separate your text, be it a single horizontal line or a vertical one. Making a horizontal line is easy, but for some reason, making a vertical line in Word is not as straightforward.

How Do I Insert a Vertical Line in Word?

You can add a vertical line in Word at the left or right edge of your document. You must open the Word program on your computer.

Go to the Home tab. From the toolbar click the he Borders drop-down arrow and select “Borders and Shading.”

Borders and Shading

In the window that appears, pick the “Borders” tab at the top. Click Custom on the left-hand side of the dialog box, to enable you to choose individual borders to add. Then, use the Preview tools on the right to add the vertical line on the left, right, or both sides of the page.

word vertical line

To customize the line, use the Style, Color, Width, and Art settings in the center of the window. When you finish, click “OK.”

A line inserted by this method is anchored to the paragraph(s) it is applied to and will move if you move a paragraph.

To see the vertical line whose color you have customized,select Left Border or Right Border again.

Use Shapes to Insert a Vertical Line in Word

To add a vertical line using the shape tool, go to Insert tab. Position the cursor where you want to insert a line. Select a line from the Line group.

Click the space on your page that you would like the line to start, but don’t release the cursor just yet.

Use Shapes to Insert a Vertical Line in Word

Drag the cursor to where you would like the line to. Draw the line at the length you want and Release the cursor. Then, select and drag the line to move it where you like or resize it.

Use Insert a Bar Tab

If you want the ability to place a vertical line in various paragraph locations rather than just the left or right, you can use the Tabs feature.

Click on the Home tab.
Click the Line and Paragraph Spacing arrow on the Paragraph group.

Select “Line Spacing Options. Click “Tabs” on the bottom left and Under Alignment, choose “Bar.”

You can then use the Tab Stop Positions section in the window to choose the spots for the tab stops and accompanying vertical lines. Or click “OK” to close the window and use your ruler to set your tab stops.

Use Insert a Line Between Columns

Click on the Layout tab. Click the Columns drop-down arrow and select “More Columns.”

In the Columns dialog box, select the check box next to Line between.

You then have a clean line right between your columns.

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