how to get rid of vertical line?

  palinka 18:50 23 Jan 2009

I sent a list of names and addreses in an email.
Now I need that same list as a file so I copied and pasted it into word---but there is a vertical line at the left hand edge that I'd like to get rid of; How?, please.

  woodchip 19:02 23 Jan 2009

try clicking on the line, it should select it. if it does delete it

  palinka 19:10 23 Jan 2009

sorry, woodchip, can't select it. It's a thin line - approx width of the text.
and deleting one line at a time, which works sometimes, after a fashion, messes up the line and paragraph formatting.

  palinka 19:12 23 Jan 2009

"deleting one line at a time" should read deleting IT one line at a time - by putting cursor a beginning of a line of text and deleting

  woodchip 19:14 23 Jan 2009

One of the reasons I like Corel WordPerfect I have Reveal Codes I can turn on with just a right click and remove edit it

  woodchip 19:16 23 Jan 2009

Do you have a OCR Program? if you do try putting it through that then try in word to remove it

  Eric10 10:03 24 Jan 2009

In your Word document, try clicking just in front of the first word on the top row of text to set the insertion point. Now hold down the Alt key then left-click at the insertion point and drag the cursor over the block of text. The text should be selected without the line. Now copy the selection and paste into a new document.

  palinka 10:42 24 Jan 2009

thanks everyone - especially Eric10, whose instructions solved it without need for anything else.

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