Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Session 4.2
Drawing a Border Around the Page
You can add definition to a paragraph or an entire page by adding a border. You can also
emphasize individual paragraphs within a document by putting a border around one or
more paragraphs and by adding shading. Right now, Max wants to add a border around
the entire newsletter page. (In the Case Problems at the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a
chance to add a border around individual paragraphs.)
To draw a border around the newsletter:
1. Make sure the document is in Print Layout view and that the Zoom setting is set to Whole
Page so that you can see the entire newsletter.
2. Click Format on the menu bar, and then click Borders and Shading . The Borders and
Shading dialog box opens.
3. Click the Page Border tab. You use the Setting options on the left side to specify the type
of border you want. In this case, you want a simple box.
4. In the Setting section, click the Box option. Now that you have selected the type of border
you want, you can choose the style of line that will be used to create the border.
5. In the Style list box, scroll down and select the ninth style down from the top (the thick line
with the thin line underneath), and then verify that the Apply to option is set to Whole
document . See Figure 4-26. (While the Borders and Shading dialog box is open, notice the
Shading tab, which you can use to add a colored background to a page. You’ll have a
chance to use this tab in the Case Problems at the end of this tutorial.)
Adding a border to the newsletter
Figure 4-26
u s e to add
a colored
background
to a page
select this type
select this
line style
apply to
whole
document
6. Click the Options button in the lower-right corner of the Borders and Shading dialog box.
The Border and Shading Options dialog box opens. See Figure 4-27. Here you can change
settings that control where the border is positioned on the page. Currently, the border is
positioned 24 points from the edge of the page. To ensure that your printer will print the
entire border, you need to change the Measure from setting so that it is positioned relative
to the outside edge of the text rather than the edge of the page.
 
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