Borders can be applied to an entire page, document, or sections of your document. A border can also be applied to a single paragraph or multiple paragraphs.
Paragraphs make your text stand out. They grab the reader’s eye and draw them to your text. Sometimes, depending on which border you employ, they can signal your reader that this is important information.
Follow the steps below to learn how to use this very professional looking feature:
- To place a border around your page or paragraph, in the Page Background group, click on the Design tab of your Ribbon.
- When you click the Page Borders button the dialog box will display.
- You will use this dialog box to define the attributes of your border.
- You can opt to remove a border by clicking the None box.
- You can even select some predefined artwork from the Art drop-down.
- Using the Apply To drop-down, you can select whether to apply these settings to your entire document or certain pages or sections.
- From there, you can select the margins of your border, whether or not to measure that from the edge of your page or the edge of the text.
- Click OK when you have finished your selections.
Follow the steps below to add shading to your page:
- From the Borders and Shading dialog box, click Page Borders and then Shading .
- Select a color from the Fill drop-down menu and a style.
- Once you are finished, click OK.
Keep your eyes open for the next article: Using and formatting Columns In Your Document – it’s a good one!