HOW TO CHANGE THE THICKNESS OF HORIZONTAL LINE IN GOOGLE DOCS ?

INTRODUCTION

GOOGLE DOCS is the word processor offered by Google.

There are many basic operations required in any good word processor.

Google is putting all the options slowly into the GOOGLE DOCS which help the users to create wonderful documents.

Out of many small but important options, being able to create a horizontal line is also important.

We already learnt different ways to create HORIZONTAL LINE in Google Docs. Click anywhere on this line to visit.


PURPOSE OF CHANGING THE THICKNESS OF HORIZONTAL LINE

There is a problem with the horizontal line that it is very thin with almost negligible width.



If we need to increase the thickness, which can be because of many reasons, we need to know the tricks to do that.

Different reasons to increase the thickness of HORIZONTAL LINE are:

  • Aesthetic requirement.
  • If your font is bigger, the line too needs to be thick enough to look good.
  • If you need to print your document in a really large paper or chart, it’ll be better if the line is thicker so that people can see it from a distance.

STEPS TO INCREASE THE THICKNESS OF HORIZONTAL LINE IN GOOGLE DOCS

In the article HOW TO CREATE HORIZONTAL LINE IN GOOGLE DOCS, we have discussed three ways to insert a horizontal line in a document.

These options are

  1. DEFAULT OPTION FOR HORIZONTAL LINE.
  2. DRAWING OPTION
  3. UNDERSCORE OPTION

We can change the thickness of horizontal line created by all the three ways in the same style.

Let us try to learn the way , we’ll control the thickness of the horizontal line.

STEPS TO CHANGE THE THICKNESS OF HORIZONTAL LINE MADE BY THE DEFAULT OPTION AND UNDERSCORE OPTION

The two methods can be referred to in the given link.

  • Select the created HORIZONTAL LINE.

SELECT THE ORIZONTAL LINE

After the selection , go to HIGHLIGHT BUTTON in THE TOOLBAR.


CHOOSE HIGHLIGHTER

  • After the Highlight button is clicked, a color palette opens and you need to choose the color.

CHOOSE THE COLOR OF THE CHOICE
  • Simply choose the color and the horizontal liner and the HIGHLIGHT COLOR will get the color.
  • After choosing the color, choose the TEXT COLOR same as the HIGHLIGHT COLOR.
  • The color will be of your choice and Highlight color will make the line thicker a bit.
  • Simply change the FONT SIZE or TEXT SIZE to set the thickness of the horizontal line.

[ THE ORIGINAL HORIZONTAL LINE WON’T GET THE SAME COLOR AS HIGHLIGHT COLOR, BUT IT’LL BE JUST FINE. IT’LL LOOK GREAT ]

THE THICK HORIZONTAL LINE


FOR THE UNDERSCORE BASED HORIZONTAL LINE, repeat the same process.

There won’t be any mismatch in the color and the results will be great.

The following picture shows the result.

THICK HORIZONTAL LINE USING UNDERSCORE OPTION

We can see that we can change the thickness with the help of highlight option.

STEPS TO CHANGE THE THICKNESS OF HORIZONTAL LINE MADE BY THE DRAWING OPTION

The horizontal line with the Drawing option is also great when handling this.

FOLLOW THE STEPS TO CHANGE THE THICKNESS OF HORIZONTAL LINE MADE BY DRAWING OPTION.

  • After the horizontal line is created, just select it.
  • Hold the central discs, and move them up or down to make the line thicker or thinner as shown in the picture below.
THICKNESS CHANGE WITH DRAWING OPTION

So, in this way we learnt how to change the thickness of the HORIZONTAL LINE applied in Google Docs.