Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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6. Click OK.
You may also want to adjust the paragraph margins inward so that your text further stands out on the
page. Refer to Chapter 11 for more information.
If you press Enter to end the paragraph, you carry the border formatting with the
insertion pointer to the following paragraph. See the section “Removing borders,” later in this
chapter, to find out how to prevent that situation.
Drawing a fat, thick line
Sometimes, you need one of those fat, thick lines to break up your text. I dunno why, but the how is
to choose the Horizontal Line command from the Border menu (refer to Figure 18-1 ) . Word inserts a
thin, inky stroke, running from the left to right margins.
Unlike a border, the horizontal line isn’t attached to a paragraph, so it doesn’t repeat for every
new paragraph you type.
To adjust the horizontal line, click to select it with the mouse. Six “handles” appear (top and
bottom and the four corners) around the selected image. You can drag these handles with the
mouse to set the line’s width or thickness.
Double-clicking the horizontal line displays the Format Horizontal Line dialog box,
where further adjustments can be made and color added.
To remove the horizontal line, click once to select it and then press either the Delete or
Backspace key.
Putting a border around a page of text
Compared with putting a border around a paragraph, you would think that putting a border around a
page of text would be easy. Wrong! It’s not that you can’t figure out such a thing on your own — it’s
that it takes a certain level of finesse to get it done correctly. I’ve studied the puzzle of page borders
and have devised this solution:
1. Put the insertion pointer on the page you want to border.
For example, you might put it on the first page in your document.
2. Summon the Borders and Shading dialog box.
3. Click the Page Border tab.
Whoa! The Page Border tab looks almost exactly like the Borders tab (refer to Figure 18-2 ) .
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