Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Sprucing Up Your Pages
3. On the Apply To drop-down menu, tell Word which page or pages in
the document get borders.
4. Select options to construct the border you want and then click OK.
The Page Border tab offers a bunch of tools for fashioning a border:
✦ Line for borders: Under Style, scroll down the list and choose a line for
the borders. You will find interesting choices at the bottom of the menu.
Be sure to look in the Preview window to see what your choices in this
dialog box add up to.
✦ Color for borders: Open the Color drop-down list and choose a color for
the border lines if you want a color border.
✦ Width of borders: If you chose artwork for the borders, use the Width
drop-down list to tell Word how wide the lines or artwork should be.
✦ Artwork for borders : Open the Art drop-down list and choose a symbol,
illustration, star, piece of cake, or other artwork, if that is what you want
for the borders. You will find some amusing choices on this long list,
including ice cream cones, bats, and umbrellas.
✦ Borders on different sides of the page: Use the four buttons in the
Preview window to tell Word on which sides of the page to draw
borders. Click these buttons to remove or add borders, as you wish.
✦ Distance from edge of page: Click the Options button and fill in the
Border and Shading Options dialog box if you want to get specific about
how close the borders can come to the edge of the page or pages.
Putting a background color on pages
Especially if you intend to save your Word document as a web page, you will
be glad to know that putting a background color on pages is easy. You can’t,
however, pick and choose which pages get a background color. Putting
background colors on the pages of a document is an all-or-nothing proposition.
To grace a page with a background color or gradient color mixture, go to
the Design tab, click the Page Color button, and choose a color on the
dropdown list. Choose Fill Effects to open the Fill Effects dialog box and apply
gradient color mixtures or patterns to the pages.
Getting Word’s help with cover letters
Writing and designing a cover page for a letter or report is a chore. Word
can’t dictate a cover page for you, but it can provide a handsome
preformatted cover page that looks nice at the front of a report or article. Figure 6-3
shows example of cover pages.