Add a border to a page

You can put a border around just one page if that page is at the beginning of a document or a section. If the page is in the middle of your document, you must first add a section break.

Add a border to a page

  1. To add the border, click Design > Page Borders.

    The Page Borders icon is highlighted on the Design tab

  2. In the Borders and Shading box, use the Page Border tab to design your border:

    • Under Setting, click the border style you want to use.

    • Scroll through the options under Style and select a line style.

    • Click the arrow under Color and select a border color.

    • Click the arrow under Width and select the width.

    If you want to use a clip art border instead, click the arrow under Art and select a border graphic.

    The Art selection is highlighted in the Borders and Shading box

  3. Next, click the arrow under Apply to and choose This section - First page only.

    Shows the Apply To options in the Borders and Shading dialog box

    This setting also works if you’re adding the border to the first page in your document.

  4. The Preview box confirms your border styles. To remove the border from one side, click that line in the Preview box.

Tip:  To change where the border appears on the page, click Options, and then adjust the margin settings.

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