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A Definitive Guide To Add And Make A Stylish Border In Word

how to add border in word

Originally posted on 30-November–0001 @ 12:00 AM

Last Updated on (12-January-2023)

Highlights

  • You can create a page border in Microsoft word very easily.
  • Go to Design > Page Borders.
  • Make selections for how you want the border to look.
  • Select OK.

Want to make your word documents stand out? There is a subtle way to do this. Yes, you guessed it right, adding borders to the pages.

But what if you don’t know how to add a border in word. Don’t worry; you have us!

Creating a page border in Microsoft Word will depend on your version of Microsoft Office. Learn the easiest and ultimate way to add page border in word in this step-by-step guide.

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Adding a Page Border in Microsoft Word

Open a Word document for Office 365 and Office 2019 and click the “Design” tab in the ribbon.

If you have an older version of Office, click the “Layout” or “Page Layout” tab instead.

From here, click the “Page Borders” button in the “Page Background” section of the ribbon.

how to add border in word

By default, the “Borders and Shading” box that opens should default to the “Page Border” tab. If it doesn’t, click on that tab to enter your border settings.

Click “Box” to add a typical box border to your document. You can use the default style, color, and border width or change these settings from the various drop-down menus.

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Click “OK” to apply the page border to your Word document.

how to add border in word

By default, this border style is ten applied to every page.

Your document editing view will update to show the new border applied.

how to add border in word

Customize Page Border Styles and Formatting

The box page format is the default style, but alternative border styles and formatting choices are available for you so that you can customize them according to your choice.

The box border is the most basic, adding a solid line with no shadow to your page. However, even that can be customized with various types of lines, widths, and colors as shown in the image below.

how do you add a stylish border in word

People Also Ask About Add A Border In Word

  • Go to Design > Page Borders.
  • Make selections for how you want the border to look.
  • Select OK.
  • You can add and make a stylish border in word according to your choice. Different border styles and formatting choices are available for you that you can use to add a stylish border.

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