Underline

Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

An underline may refer to any of the following:

Underline1. An underline is a section of text in a document where the words have a line running beneath them. For example, this text should be underlined. Underlined text is commonly used to help draw attention to text. Today, underlines are commonly used to represent a hyperlink on a web page.

Create underline text in HTML

To create an underline in HTML you can use the <u> tag or CSS. However, as mentioned earlier keep in mind that most people relate an underline to a hyperlink and any other text that is underlined may be confusing.

<u>This text should be underlined</u>

Creating underline text in a word processor such as Microsoft Word

Bold italic underlineBelow are the general steps on how you can create underlined text in a word processor such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or Writer.

  1. Highlight the text you want to be underlined.
  2. Click the U button, which is often next to the B and I buttons for bold and italic, as shown in the picture.

Tip: The shortcut key to make text underlined is almost always Ctrl+U on a PC and ⌘+U on a Mac.

How to remove an underline in a word processor

Below are the steps on how to remove any text that has been underlined in a word processor such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or Writer.

  1. Highlight all or some of the text that is underlined.
  2. Click the U button, which is often next to the B and I buttons for bold and italic, as shown in the picture.

Tip: The shortcut key to make text underlined is almost always Ctrl+U on a PC and ⌘+U on a Mac.

Spellcheck underlines2. A line can also be a wavy colored underline to help show errors in a document. The picture shown to the right has three different colored underlines in a Microsoft Word document. Red underlines indicate spelling errors, green underlines are grammar errors, and blue underlines indicate inconsistent formatting.

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