Microsoft Word is one of the best places that you can create your document. There tons of templates that you can choose from depending on the document’s purpose or you can start from a blank page and make it your own.

There’s also a large amount of margin, line spacing, and header selections that’ll make your document the way that you need it to be. One of the best things about Microsoft word is that anything that you need, there’s usually an option for it. One of the font options available is the double underline.

Why do you need the double underline?

The double underline is often thought of as only for financial statements but it’s actually great for many other reasons. You can use it to create emphasis in an outline so that you can make note of it later. If you want to mark something, then it’s also great for that. The double underline can be used for just about anything that you need, which is great because it stands out.

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You may be familiar with the single underline. There’s an option for that located at the top of your Microsoft Word document. There’s also a keyboard shortcut, which is the Ctrl + U keys. But, you’re probably wondering how you double underline. Here’s what you need to do.

Double Underlining in Microsoft Word

1. Launch the document that you contains the content that you need to double underline.

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2. Highlight the words that you want to double underline. You can click to the left of the word and drag the mouse pointer across the phrase or word that you want to double underline. You can just drag the pointer straight down the paragraph if you want to double underline the entire paragraph.

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3. Once the content is highlighted, look at the font box at the top of the screen. This is the box that contains the font options. In the right corner of the font box is an arrow icon. Click on that icon a box will appear in the middle of the screen.

4. In the box that appears, look at the center for a box that is underneath the header “Underline style.” Click on that and a drop down menu will appear with all the different forms of underlining that you can do.


5. Select the double underline and a preview will appear at the bottom of the screen. If the preview looks correct, then select OK at the bottom of the screen.

Now, you’re all set. There are also a ton of other underline options that you can use on your document if the double underline isn’t what you wanted.