Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating Enhanced Borders
the style, color, and width of the lines you use or create a partial border by selecting only
the line segments you want to display.
To create a customized border, begin by placing the insertion point in the paragraph where
you want the border to start or by selecting the data around which you want to create the
border. For example, if you want to add a border around a paragraph that lists your
corporate Web site and contact information, highlight that paragraph and then display the
Borders And Shading dialog box in one of two ways:
• On the Page Layout tab, select the Page Borders tool in the Page Background group.
In the Borders And Shading dialog box, select the Borders tab.
• Click the Borders arrow (in the Paragraph group on the Home tab) and select Borders
And Shading (the last option on the list).
The Borders And Shading dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 19-2.
Figure 19-2 Use the Borders And Shading dialog box to choose border style and
You can make all kinds of border changes and tweak attributes in any number of ways by
adjusting the style, color, width, line, and shading settings. The Borders And Shading dialog
box provides three tabs: Borders, Page Border, and Shading. The following list presents a
quick overview of what you can do on each tab:
• Borders Contains options for choosing the border style, color, and width, as well as
options for choosing partial borders (for example, you can choose to which edges of
the selection you want to assign a border).
• Page Border Includes the same options you find on the Border tab, with one
addition: the Art list at the bottom of the center panel enables you to add special border
art to the pages in your document.
• Shading On this tab, you can apply a background color or pattern behind selected