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The secret to underlining text with different styles in Word

An underline is the drawing of a horizontal line beneath the important text in any document to bring it into focus by making necessary words stand out in a sentence or paragraph.

In this article, you will learn a great secret of underlining text such as a single word, the individual words in a paragraph, or an entire paragraph.

Learn not only how to underline words, lines, or paragraphs, but also apply styled and coloured underlines.

Let’s find out what the secrets are!

Underlining Text With Different Styles in Word

TermShortcutSteps and Shortcurt
Underlining a whole paragraph, word/s, line/sCtrl + USelect a paragraph, word/s, or line/s → Press Ctrl + U
Double-Underlining a word, or paragraphCtrl + Shift + DSelect a paragraph, word/s, or line/s → Press Ctrl + Shift + D
Underline all selected words by avoiding the spaces at a time in a paragraphCtrl + Shift + WSelect a paragraph, word/s, or line/s → Press Ctrl + Shift + W
Underline Styles With Keyboard Shortcuts

Video Tutorial

Underline Text with Colour and Style

To underline text with different colours and styles do the following;

Select the text that you want to underline with different colours and styles
Then go to the Home tab
And click the drop-down arrow of the Underline in the Font group
Now select the underline style that you want to apply to the selected text or paragraph
Underline styles in a paragraph
Underline styles in a paragraph
If you want more underline styles, select “More underlines”
Then select styles and colour, and then click OK to confirm the action.
Or select the theme colour you want to apply to the selected text.
Choosing underline style and color
Choosing underlined style and colour

On the Home tab, in the Font group, you can underline font in different styles and colors such as red , blue , green , wavy with different colors, etc.

Underline styles

How to underline the text you want with one click

Do you know an amazing trick? Using this command you can easily underline the text you want, wherever you want, as many times as you want. You can copy the already lined text format and apply the same format anywhere you like. Let’s see how it is now!

First, apply the underline format of your choice to any text.
Double-click on the “Format Painter
Now click on the text of your choice to apply this underlined format
In this way, apply as much text as you like anywhere in the same document.
Be careful to underline in a consistent manner. Ensure that all the words you wish to stand out are underlined, for instance, if you are emphasising certain phrases in a sentence.
Don’t highlight too much text. The reader may not be able to determine the words you want to stress if you underline more than a few in a sentence.
To underline, use a thin line. A thick line could detract from the words you are attempting to highlight too much.
If you are using a Word document type, there is usually an underlining feature. This will allow you to easily add a thin line of underlining to the text.
Use a ruler or straight edge to make a thin line of underlining if you’re writing by hand.

Normally we use the font formatting group in Word to underline a word, line of text or paragraph. But if you want to work fast, it is better if you use the shortcuts described above.

It is important to learn these shortcuts as we use them frequently. Not only that, but they are also easy to learn. And you’re going to learn these things, right?

What does underlining mean?

An underlining is a horizontal line that is drawn underneath key content in a document to emphasise it.

What is the Shortcut to Underline a whole paragraph?

Select a paragraph, and then Press Ctrl + U.

What is the shortcut to underline words by avoiding the spaces?

Select a paragraph, and then press Ctrl + Shift + W.


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