How to Change the Thickness of a line in Google Docs ( Easy Guide )

In this tutorial, we will learn How to Change the Thickness of a line in Google Docs

To Change the thickness of a line in Google docs you can follow the below options.

  • Using shapes
  • Using paragraph borders

How to Change the Thickness of a line in Google Docs : Step by Step Guide

How to change line thickness in google docs

Here are the detailed steps to Change the thickness of a Line in Google docs.

Option 1 : Using Paragraph borders

To Change the thickness of a Horizontal line in Google docs using horizontal line using paragraph borders follow the below steps.

Once your document is ready, follow the remaining steps laid out below.

Step 1: Open your Google doc

Open the Google doc where you want to change the thickness of a Horizontal line.

Step 2: Select the ‘Format’ Menu.

  • Click on the Format Menu on the Main menu bar .

Step 3: Click on ‘Paragraph styles.’

  • Under Format menu drop-down Select ‘Paragraph styles‘.
How to Change the Thickness of a Horizontal line in Google Docs

Step 4: Select the ‘Borders and shading’ option.

  • Under ‘Paragraph styles‘ select ‘Borders and shading‘ option

Step 5: Select the required border

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Once you Select Border and shading from Format->Paragraph styles. Border and Shading screen will pop up.

Depending on your requirement select the horizontal paragraph border.

Following are the available Position options :

  • Top Order
  • Bottom Order
  • Left Order
  • Right Order
  • Between order

Step 5: Change and Adjust the width of the Border. 

Click on the down arrow under Border width to get the drop-down options for changing and adjusting the default Border width size.

  • Now choose 1pt,1.5 pt, or greater to increase the Border Width.
  • To decrease the Border Width Select 0.5pt or 0.75 pt

Step 6: Click on Apply to reflect the Changes.

Option 2: Using Shapes

Using this option you can use Shapes to Change the thickness of a Horizontal line.

Step 1: Open your Google Doc.

Open the Google doc where you want to change the thickness of a Horizontal line using Shapes.

Step 2: Select the ‘Insert’ Menu.

Click on the Insert menu on the Main menu bar.

Step 3: Select ‘Drawing’ option 

Under Insert menu drop-down Select ‘Drawing’‘ option.

Step 4: Select ‘New’ with plus sign.

Under Drawing Select ‘New’

Step 5: Draw a Horizonatal line

  • Once you click Select New from Insert->Drawing. The new Drawing Window will pop.
  • From the available tool click on the down under arrow to Select a line and draw a Horizontal line as shown below .

Step 6: Adjust the thickness of your line.

Once you draw the line to adjust its thickness, Select the line and Click on Line weight.

Depending on your requirement click on 1px,2px, or 3px to increase the thickness of the line.

There is no option to decrease the thickness as the default size is minimum.

Step 7: Click on ‘Save and Close’ to reflect the changes

Once you’re done with adjusting the Line weight Click on “Save and Close

Other FAQs

How to Change Color of Horizontal line in google docs ?

To change the Color of a Horizontal Line in Google docs you can use the line color tool available under the Drawing window.

How to Remove Horizontal line in Google docs ?

To remove the horizontal line in Google docs choose the line which you want to delete and then either press the Delete key on your keyboard or Backspace key.

Conclusion 

We hope this tutorial on How to Change the Thickness of a line in Google Docs was helpful.

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