What You Need to Know About Underlines

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Q. I use the double underline format in Excel all the time, but I can’t seem to find it in Word. Is it there?

A. It is, and it’s in a logical place—in the toolbar dropdown menu under Format, Font . You’ll notice that in the middle of the screen (see screen shot at right) is a pulldown menu at Underline style , and the double underline is one menu choice. The Words only choice lets you underline only the words—not the spaces in between. Unfortunately, the Words only format applies only to the single, straight line underline, such as this . You can’t be as selective with the other underline choices—double underline, dots and dashes.

The Font menu provides a wide choice of underline options.

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