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Adding a Page Border

With Word's Borders and Shading facility you can add borders to individual blocks of text, whole paragraphs, tables or whole pages.  To display the Borders and Shading window, click on the Format drop-down menu and choose Borders and Shading.

If you want to add a border to the whole page make sure you click on the Page Border tab at the top of this window.  To add borders to paragraphs, text or tables you should use the Borders section of the window.

Choose the type of border you would like from the options on the left and then the line style, width and colour from the boxes in the centre of the window.  If you click the drop-down arrow beside the Art box at the bottom of the window you will see a selection of pictures you can use as a page border.  When you have applied a border you will see an example of it in the diagram at the right-hand side of the window.

Use the Apply to box at the bottom right-hand side of the window to choose whether to apply the border to the whole document or just the first page of this section.  If you click the Options button you can set how far from the edge of your page/text the border will be positioned.  If you set your border too close to the edge of the page your printer may not be able to print it, depending on its capabilities.

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