Yes, you can add borders to paragraphs in your Word documents. But, you can also add a border to your entire page is you like.
Why would you do this? Oh, I don’t know, perhaps you want a fancy look for the first page or your report or you are creating a hand out for a function you are chairing – there could be many reasons or none – just because you want to!
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- If you are only going to use the border on one page of your document, rather than all of the pages, simply place your cursor in the section of your document that will have borders.
- In Word 2007 or 2010, be certain the Page Layout tab of your Ribbon is open. In Word 2013 or 2016, you will have to display the Design tab on your Ribbon.
- In the Page Background group, click the Page Borders tool to display the Borders and Shading dialog.
- Using the controls in the dialog box you can specify how you would like your border to appear. They are very similar to the ones used when placing borders around paragraphs.
- You can, when applying borders to your page however, use the Art drop-down list to select an artistic treatment for our border.
- Use the Apply To drop-down list to select which parts of your document should use the border you have selected.
- Click OK.