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Microsoft KB Archive/173228

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Article ID: 173228

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q173228


SYMPTOMS

When you apply an inside border to several lines of selected text, extra borders may be applied. When you apply any of the following borders to a paragraph, a few lines above or below the text will be formatted with the inside borders.

The borders that exhibit this problem are:

  • Outside Border
  • Top Border
  • Bottom Border
  • Left Border
  • Right Border
  • All Borders


WORKAROUND

When you apply borders to paragraphs above or below a paragraph formatted with inside borders, select the entire paragraph instead of just placing the insertion point in the paragraph prior to applying the desired border.

The "More Information" section of this article demonstrates this more clearly.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

Consider the following example:

In Word, if you type the following text, select paragraphs two and three and then apply an inside border, the result resembles the following:

    One
 ___Two_________________________________________________________
    Three
    Four
                

If you then position the insertion point after the "r" in "Four" and apply a bottom border, you would expect the following result:

    One
 ___Two_________________________________________________________
    Three
 ___Four________________________________________________________
                

However, an extra border is applied to line three, creating the following effect:

    One
 ___Two_________________________________________________________
 ___Three_______________________________________________________
 ___Four________________________________________________________
                

The problem occurs with the border types listed in the "Symptoms" section of this article. If there are more than one or two paragraphs between the different border types, the borders are applied as expected.

To correct this problem, select line "Four" rather than placing the insertion point on the line prior to applying the borders. The borders will then be applied correctly (leaving line "Three" without a border).

REFERENCES

For more information about borders, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

155964 WD97: Column Paragraph Bordering May Print Unevenly


165715 WD97: Applying Single Border to Selected Text Sets All Borders


171063 WD97: Merged Table Cells and Rows Do Not Print Bottom Border


169532 WD97: Paragraph Borders Displayed Erratically with Objects


165925 WD97: "Distance From Text" Property Not Applied to Inside Border


157200 WD97: Paragraph Border Extends Past Text Box Border


156004 WD97: Some Paragraph Border Styles Are Not Transparent


For more information about "working with borders," click the Office Assistant, type "borders," click Search, and then click one of the following topics:

  • Add a border
  • Borders and shading
  • Add vertical lines between newspaper columns
  • Change a border or line

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Word Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component



Additional query words: 8.0 8.00

Keywords: kbbug kbfix KB173228