Borders make attractive frames for text, pictures, or entire pages. You can customize borders to complement your document by experimenting with Word’s built-in styles.
Format text borders
First you add the text border, then you format it.
Note: To add a border to text, select the text. On the Home tab, click the small down arrow next to the Borders button, and choose an option. To learn more, see Add a border to some text.
On the Home tab, click the arrow next to Borders , and then click Borders and Shading.
In the Borders and Shading box (on the Borders tab), choose a border style, color, and line width.
Note: Make sure the Apply to box is set to Text, which adds a border around lines of text, or Paragraph, which creates a border that outlines the paragraph.
Also on the Borders tab, under Setting, make sure Box or another option is selected.
Click OK when finished.
You can change the border around your text at any time.
Format picture borders
For a quick preformatted border, click the picture, and then on the Picture Format tab, pick a border from the Picture Styles gallery.
Use the left and right arrows to move through the picture styles gallery.
To customize a gallery border or add a new custom border, follow these steps.
Click the picture, and then click the arrow next to Picture Border.
Choose the line color, weight, and line style for the new or existing border.
Format page borders
Click Design > Page Borders
In the Borders and Shading box (on the Page Border tab), choose a style, color, and line width for your border, or use art such as trees, stars, or cats for the page border.
Under Apply to, choose what page (or pages) to add a border to.
You always have the option to remove page borders from one or more pages.
Click OK to close the dialog box.