Add a colored border around a picture

Adding a colored border to a picture in your document can help it stand out, and provide a more polished look. There are a bunch of predefined borders to choose from, and you can make them any color you want.

A picture without a border added Picture with a border added

  1. Double-click the picture. This opens the Format tab along the top of the screen. If the Format tab doesn’t open, you can just click it.

    Format tab

  2. In the Picture Styles group, click the More arrow Button image to see all the border options.

    PowerPoint Ribbon Image

  3. Put your mouse arrow over each picture style, to see a preview of what the border will look like.

  4. Once you find a border you like, click it.

  5. To change the color of the border to something else, click Picture Border, and then pick the color you want.

More on working with pictures

Applies To: Excel 2016, Word 2016, Outlook 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Project Professional 2016, Excel 2013, Word 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Project Pro for Office 365, Project Standard 2013, Project Standard 2016, Project Professional 2013

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