Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
4. Choose the border you want: Use a preset box or pick a line style, color, and width.
You can select a funky art pattern from the Art drop-down list.
5. Choose which pages you want bordered from the Apply To drop-down list.
You can select Whole Document to put borders on every page. To select the first page, choose the
This Section–First Page Only item. Other options let you choose other pages and groups, as
shown in the drop-down list.
And now, the secret:
6. Click the Options button.
The Border and Shading Options dialog box appears.
7. From the Measure From drop-down list, choose the Text option.
The Edge of Page option just doesn’t work with most printers. Text does.
8. Click OK.
9. Click OK to close the Borders and Shading dialog box.
To add more “air” between your text and the border, use the Border Shading Options dialog box
(from Step 6) and increase the values in the Margin area.
Refer to Chapter 14 for more information on creating a section break in your document. By using
sections, you can greatly control which pages in a document have borders and which do not.
To remove the page border, choose None under Settings in Step 4 and then click OK.
When you don’t listen to my advice and you format a paragraph before you type its contents, notice
that the borders stick with the paragraph like discarded gum under your shoe. To peel annoying
borders from a paragraph, you choose the No Border style.
From the Border menu, choose No Border.
In the Borders and Shading dialog box, double-click the None button and then click OK.
You can also use the Borders and Shading dialog box to selectively remove borders from text. Use
Background Colors and Shading
Word lets you splash a dash of color behind any text, as well as inside any borders you
create. It’s all done by simply using the Shading command button, found in the Paragraph group, or, for
more complexity, by using the Shading tab in the Borders and Shading dialog box.