How to Make and Remove Dotted Line in Google Docs

There are different ways to add a Google Docs dotted line and users can use lines for different purposes.

A dotted line can be used to make a boundary line of the page instead of simple line, a dotted horizontal line for diving the page into two parts.

An outline in Google Docs is different but sometimes when people use section break or page break a blue horizontal line appears that represents the section part.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to add and remove Google Docs page break dotted line and normal lines from the document.

How to make dotted line in Google Docs

There are two simple methods to make dotted line in Google Docs

  1. With Shortcut
  2. With the Drawing tool

Method 1: Using Shortcut

Open Google Docs on the computer and put the cursor where you want to create a dotted line then press and hold “Period Key” from keyboard till the length of line you want.

How to make dotted line in Google Docs

Method 2: With the Drawing tool

Open “Google Docs”

In the “Menu Bar” click on “Insert” then navigate to “Drawing” and click “+New”

dotted line in google docs

Now from the Drawing toolbar select the “Line” option and draw the line in the drawing panel and change the design or structure of line by selecting Line dash option. See the below screenshot for reference-

make dotted line in Google Docs with drawing tool

Hit the “Save and Close” button for appearing Google Docs dotted line between pages.

Google Docs dotted line between pages

How to get rid of blue dotted line Google Docs

While creating multiple page breaks in the document a blue dotted line appears in Google Docs on every page.

blue dotted line Google Docs

To remove those blue lines and the page in continuous form follow below steps-

Open Google Docs on a computer

In the “Menu Bar” click on “View” and uncheck “Show print layout”

dotted line in google docs

It will remove blue dotted line in Google Docs and make the pages continuous.

Continuous page in Google Docs without blue dotted line
Continuous page in Google Docs without blue dotted line

How to change page break back to dotted line in Google Docs

To change the page break in dotted line simply check the “Show print layout” and also check “Show section breaks” options.

dotted line in google docs

Why is there a dotted line in Google Docs?

When user enabled “Show section breaks” under the “View” option then page breaks change to a blue horizontal dotted line in Google Docs.

What is the blue dotted line in Google Docs?

A blue dotted line is a representation of section breaks and page breaks in Google Docs.

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