NewDeal Hot Tip 1921
NewWrite Underlines Disappear
When using most fonts in NewWrite, the lines I draw with the underline
key either never show on the screen, or disappear when I go to the
next line, sometimes reappearing, sometimes not. What can I do?
The situation you describe happens to all of us. Depending on the font
and the point size, and depending on the View, the underscore character
might not show up on screen except on the line where you are currently
working. This is due to a phenomenon called "greeking." If an object
is too thin to display at 72dpi (screen resolution), then it will
only be displayed while you are editing the line on which it resides.
Here are several tips for getting your underlines to show
Some of these tips will not only make your lines visible, but they
may be more appropriate ways to create the lines for certain
kinds of documents.
If you are trying to produce a chart in NewWrite you could enable
the Drawing Tools from the Tool Bar and use the graphics tools to
help create the chart that you desire.
- Zoom In. A higher percentage View might force the underlines to show.
- Try using a different font or point size for the underscores.
- Use Styles, Underline. Instead of hitting SHIFT+hyphen, type
spaces. Then select the spaces and apply Styles, Underline.
- Use Tab Leaders. Don't use the underscore character, but instead
use Tab Leaders.
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Last Modified 7 Mar 1999