It's easy to insert a border around every page in an open document, butto ensure that this border doesn't interfere with page contents, it's best to apply it after the document is complete. To do so, simply click on any document text, then select Borders and Shading under the Format menu. If you click on a picture or WordArt element instead of text, you'll end up placing a border around the selected graphic element, not the full page. After the Borders and Shading dialog appears, click the Page Border tab. The current setting will probably be "None." Click Box in the Setting column. A thumbnail display of how a selected border will look in your document will appear in the Preview window in the right column of the Page Border tab. Click the sides of this Preview graphic or click the border buttons that frame the edges of the Preview diagram to add or remove particular border lines. You can choose a border's line style, color, width and art pattern. For example, to apply a picture border around the edge of the page, click the down arrow in the Art drop-down list. Scroll the list of design options, then click the one you want to apply. To delete this border, click the down arrow in the Art drop-down list and then choose None. To frame the page with several border elements, click the Custom setting in the Borders and Shading dialog, then choose a line style.
Click the desired Preview window border button. This applies the styleto a particular side of the border frame. To apply another border style to other parts of the frame, select the desired border style, then click the relevant border buttons on the Preview diagram. Word does not allow you to apply different Art styles to the sides of a page border.
Usually, Word applies your border selection to every page in the opendocument. However, if you don't want to apply the border to the whole document. Click the arrow in the Apply To: drop-down list on the Page Border tab of the Borders and Shading dialog, then make a selection. You can apply a border to a particular document section, the first page of a particular section, or all but the first page of a particular section.
Created Date: 04/25/2002 Last Reviewed: 04/25/2002 Rev. Date: