Word separates footnotes from your Word document text with a
thin, gray, nondescript line. But you certainly are not limited to this
line—you can change it to match the overall theme of your document. For
example, to change the color and thickness of the footnote separator,
follow these steps:

  1. Open
    your document in Normal View.
  2. Go to
    View | Footnotes.
  3. Click
    the All Footnotes box arrow, and select Footnote Separator from the
    drop-down list.
  4. Click
    on the existing separator line and press [Delete].
  5. Go to
    Format | Borders And Shading.
  6. On the
    Borders tab, select the border you want from the Style list.
  7. Click
    the Color arrow and select the color you want.
  8. Click
    the bottom and side buttons in the Preview section.
  9. Click

When you view your document in Print Layout or Print
Preview, you will see the new separator line for your footnote.

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