How to Print Gridlines in Word

Gridlines are straight lines, which may be horizontal, vertical or a combination of both. Word uses gridlines for specific purposes, such as for: 

  1. Defining borders of cells in tables
  2. Defining major and minor axes in charts
  3. Aligning pictures and text

Using grids to define the borders of cells in tables makes the document more readable. Using grids in Word you can easily locate and enter data within individual cells in business documents.

Charts are easier to read and interpret if they show the major and minor axes as grids together with boundary lines. Grids help to position elements such as images and text on a page.

Microsoft Word supports printable gridlines.

Although gridlines look good on the document and serve a useful purpose, printing them may be an issue—Word does not always print gridlines—unless you specifically set it up for printing them.

How to print gridlines in Microsoft Word

Here, we will guide you so that you can print gridlines easily under different circumstances.

  • Printing Gridlines in Table
  • Printing the Axes in the chart
  • Printing Gridlines in text and for Image Alignment.

Lets get started.

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How to print from Google Docs

Google Docs is one of the most popular word processing applications out there. It allows you to create all types of documents- including class notes, invoices and resumes- and customize them however you want.

You can also easily print your documents directly from Google Docs. There are two methods of printing a Google Docs document:

  • Using the Print command in the File tab (or using the Control+P shortcut)
  • Using Google Cloud Print

Never heard of Google Cloud Print? Not to worry as we will be giving you an introduction to the service in this article. We will also be talking about how to print a Google Docs document from your mobile.

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How to Print a Word Document Without Comments

If you have collaborated with other authors on creating a word document, chances are that you would have used its comments feature.

The comment feature lets you share feedback on specific parts of the document, it makes collaborating easy and straightforward.

Word, by default, also prints out the comments along with the document content.

But what if you don’t want to print the comments with the word doc?

Well, in this post I will be sharing two techniques that can be used to print a word document without the comments.

Here are they:

  • Hide the comments from the document
  • Unselect the comments from printing using printer settings

Important Note:

The techniques shared here will not remove the comments. They will simply hide the comments from the print output.

Lets start with the tutorial.

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How to Print Double-Sided (Duplex Printing) in Word

Double-sided printing or duplex printing is printing on both sides of the paper, like printing in books. Double-sided printing helps the environment by cutting the number of pages required for printing in half—thereby cutting down overall paper usage substantially. Sometimes, specific documents also require duplex printing, such as when printing a book or journal.

Printing basically depends on the type and functionality of the printer attached to the computer.

While some printers offer automated double-sided printing, many do not.

With Microsoft Word, it is possible to print double-sided on all types of printers, allowing three methods of duplex printing—one each for printers that can print double-sided and flip papers automatically, for printers that can print double-sided but require manual paper flipping, and for regular manual printers. These are three methods:

  • Automatic Double Sided Printing – For printers supporting double-sided printing
  • Printing using Manual Flip – For printers which require a manual flip
  • Manual Double-sided printingFor standard printers

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How to insert a vertical line in Google Docs

There are several situations when you might want to insert a vertical line in your Google Doc. For example, you might be creating a newsletter or newspaper page so you want to organize your text into columns and separate them with vertical lines. 

You can also insert vertical lines in your resume to divide it into different sections. This improves the look of your document, making it neater, more visually appealing, and more readable.

You might also want to insert a vertical line in the title of your document, like this:

“How to insert a vertical line in Google Docs | Office Beginner.”

In this article, we will be discussing four methods of adding a vertical line in Google Docs:

  • Using shapes
  • Adding paragraph borders
  • Adding lines between columns of text
  • Using a keyboard shortcut

Let’s get started.

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How to Insert a Horizontal Line in Google Docs

It’s useful to learn how to insert a line in Google Docs for several reasons. Horizontal lines are useful for dividing your document into different sections, especially if it’s lengthy. They improve the layout of your text, making it more readable. For example, you can use horizontal lines to create an organized and neat-looking resume. 

Note that adding a horizontal line in Google Docs is different from adding one in MS Word.

The main difference is that you can add a horizontal line using keyboard shortcuts in MS Word, but this option is not available in Google Docs. The closest alternative is underlining your text using the Control (or Command, for Mac users) + U option.

How to Insert a Horizontal Line in Google Docs

Google Docs gives you other options to quickly and easily insert a horizontal line in your document. In this article, we will be discussing three main methods of adding a horizontal line:

  • Directly adding a line from the Insert tab
  • Using shapes
  • Using paragraph borders

Let’s get started.

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How to Add a Header and Footer in Word

Placed at the top margin of a page, a header is a useful area for including material that must appear on every page of a document. This might include information such as the title of the document, the name of the author, section, page number, and total number of pages.

Placed at the bottom, is a footer. It is similar to a header, it just that it is placed at the bottom of the document.

In this tutorial, we will explain how to easily Add a header and Add a footer in a Microsoft Word document.

Let start

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How to Insert Page Numbers in Word Without Losing the Header

For many, this is a frustrating problem—once the header is set up to satisfaction, inserting the page number causes the header to vanish, and reintroducing the header makes the page number go away—the two are seemingly mutually exclusive.

Here is what I am talking about

Let us start with a blank document, without header or page number.

Click on the Insert tab on the Menu Bar. The Ribbon changes to the Insert Menu. Click on Header and select any one of the Blanks to insert as Header. Here, we have chosen Austin, but any one of them will do.

To identify the header, we have named it My Document. Click on Page Number and insert a page number at the Top of Page.

You will get the page number, but unfortunately, it has replaced the header you had inserted earlier.

The above anomaly happens because Word treats both the Header and the Page Number as building blocks, and each will replace the other. So how to get both?

How to insert Page number without losing the header?

In this post, I will share 2 methods:

  • Insert Page number in Footer
  • Insert Page number in Header

Lets start

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How to change your Google Doc to landscape orientation

The default orientation of any word processing software- such as Word and Google Docs- is portrait.

However, by following a few simple steps, you can change the orientation of a page to the landscape mode. In this article, we will be focusing on how to do this in Google Docs.

There are some situations when the landscape mode is more useful than portrait mode.

For example, a table with a lot of columns fits better in the landscape orientation as it requires more horizontal space than a smaller table.

It’s also useful when you have large pictures in your document or when you want to insert several pictures side-by-side.

You can also use the landscape mode when you want to include a chart with a long x-axis in your document.

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