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Microsoft Publisher 2010

A Variety of Underline Styles

SUMMARY: Underline text in a Publisher 2010 document with dots, dashes, waves, and more.

Underlining text in a Microsoft Publisher 2010 publication is easy - just highlight the text and press CTRL+U, or click the U button from the "Home" tab in the Ribbon.

Did you know, however, that you can change the underline style, including underlining text with dots, dashes, and waves? It requires just a few clicks:

1. Select the text you wish to underline.

2. Click the "Home" tab in the Ribbon and click the icon at the bottom-right of the "Font" section to open the "Font" dialog box. Or, press CTRL + SHIFT + F.

Accessing the Font Dialog Box in Publisher 2010 via the Ribbon

3. When the "Font" dialog box opens, click the pull-down underneath "Underline" to choose from one of the following styles:

* Single
* Words only
* Double
* Dotted
* Thick dot
* Thick
* Dash
* Long dash
* Thick dash
* Thick long dash
* Dot dash
* Thick dot dash
* Dot dot dash
* Thick dot dot dash
* Wave
* Double Wave
* Thick Wave

Your changes can be previewed in the "Sample" box at the bottom of the "Font" dialog box.

Changing the underline style for a block of text in Publisher 2010

4. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.

Note that unlike Microsoft Word 2010, you cannot change the underline color. In fact, if you copy text from Word 2010 with a different underline color and paste it into Publisher 2010, keeping the Source Formatting, Publisher will use the font's color as the underline color.

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