Add, change, or remove a page border

You can put a border around just one page if that page is at the beginning of a document or a section, such as a title page.

If the page you want to add a border to is in the middle of your document, you must first add section breaks.

  1. Click Design > Page Borders.

    On the Design tab, the Page Borders option is highlighted

  2. In the Borders and Shading box, design your border:

    • Under Setting on the left, choose the border style you want.

      If you want to remove a border, click None.

    • Under Style, click the line style you want.

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

    • Click the arrow under Width and choose the width you want.

    Tip: If you want a clip-art border instead, click the arrow under Art and choose a border graphic.
    Select the style, color, and width for the page border

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

    Apply to menu with First page only highlighted

    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.

    The Preview box in the Borders and Shading dialog box is shown

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

    When finished, click OK.

If the page you want to add a border to is in the middle of your document, you must first add section breaks.

  1. On the Layout tab, under Page Background, click Borders.

  2. On the Page Border tab, do any of the following:

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Add a border

Under Setting, click the setting that you want.

Change the color of the page border

On the Color pop-up menu, either click the color that you want, or mix your own color by clicking More Colors.

Change the thickness of the page border

On the Width pop-up menu, click a new border thickness.

Change the style of the page border

On the Style menu, click a new border style, such as a dashed line.

Use art as a border

On the Art pop-up menu, click the art that you want.

Remove a border

Under Setting, click None.

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