I am trying to create a header where the underline completely extends horizontally to the end of the document, but I cannot find out how to do this.


You can achieve a similar effect by:

  1. Highlighting the text
  2. Opening Format > Paragraph styles > Borders and shading...
  3. Choosing a bottom border
  4. Pressing Apply
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  • This is what i was looking for, not the horizontal line. – Yogurt The Wise Apr 29 '18 at 4:31
  • This did the trick. This is using the Borders method. (and also tried the Insert > Horizontal line method). i.imgur.com/JcSdHce.png – Rocky Kev May 10 '18 at 0:50

If you're trying to do the same thing I was - extend the underline on the same line after some text - here's the trick:

The fix is to insert a special character. Go to Insert → Special Characters → Format & Whitespace → Whitespace, and select the ninth from the left on the top row: PUNCTUATION SPACE or U+2008. It presents a uniform space for Docs to underline. Then copy it (ctrl+c) and paste it (ctrl-v) where you need it.

Word to the wise, SAVE these instructions. I had been doing this to create headings in my resume for months, but suddenly Docs started messing up the formatting of the text. I removed the extra underlined parts and re-inserted the special characters and now it's working again.

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Insert -> Special Character -> Punctuation -> Dash/Connector -> Low Line

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Normal spaces can be underlined as long as there is a non-space character to the right of them. I abused this fact by letting the line end with a single, random letter with white color so that it wont be visible. That did the trick nicely.

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Insert > Horizontal Line

This should do the trick.

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