Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Figure 18-1: The Border menu.
For details on setting specific borders in your text, see the later section, “Lines, Borders, and
You can use only one border style at a time from the Border menu. Choosing
another style replaces the first style.
If you want a combination of borders, you must use the Borders and Shading dialog box, as
described in the later section, “Summoning the Borders and Shading dialog box.” This dialog box
also allows you to change the line style, color, and thickness of the border.
Using the Shading command button
Background color is applied to your text by using the Shading button. As with the Borders
command button, the background color shown on the button is applied to selected text or to new text
you type. You can choose a new color from the menu that’s displayed when you click the Shading
command button’s down-arrow thing. Normally, I’d put a figure of that menu here, but this topic
isn’t in color, so it would look gross.
The basic palette of colors is chosen by the current document theme. See Chapter 16 for more
information on themes and theme colors.
You can also set background grayscale colors and patterns by using the Shading tab in the
Borders and Shading dialog box, covered in the next section.
Summoning the Borders and Shading dialog box
For true control over borders, you summon the Borders and Shading dialog box, as shown in Figure
18-2 . Choosing the Borders and Shading command from the bottom of the Border menu (refer to
Figure 18-1 ) does the job.
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