Microsoft Word has several formatting tools that you can use to customize your document, including a way to place a border around the entire page.

This can be a useful feature when creating something like a newsletter or newsletter that uses a lot of visuals.

You can add a document border in Word by selecting the Page Layout tab, clicking the Page Borders button, setting border options, and clicking OK.

How to include page borders in a Word document

  1. Open a document.
  2. Click the Page Layout tab.
  3. Click the Page Borders button.
  4. Set the options you want, then click OK.

Our guide continues below with more information on how to use document borders in Word, including images of these steps.

Microsoft Word 2010 document frames are a fun and easy way to add visual appeal to your documents and reports.

They can be especially useful when you need to make your document stand out from the rest in a pile of similar documents.

It provides a simple reference point for identifying your document from others, and improving the presentation of your document can make the difference in whether your text is read or ignored.

So, unless the person you’re sending your Microsoft Word document to has explicitly disabled the use of document borders, you can easily add a border by following this series of steps.

Related: You can read this Word article to learn how to include the square root symbol in your content.

Add document borders in Microsoft Word 2010

You can add borders to your document at any time during the creation of the document, so this action can be performed when you format the document before you start writing, or it can be done when the document is completed in some other way.

Step 1: Open the Microsoft Word application.

With this in mind, open Microsoft Word by clicking the Start button in the lower left corner of your computer screen, clicking All Programs, clicking the Microsoft Office folder, and then clicking Microsoft Word. (If you haven’t already, consider adding the Word icon to the Windows 7 taskbar using the procedure in this article.)

Set document borders in Microsoft Word 2010

Step 2: Create a new document or open an existing document.

Click the orange File tab in the upper-left corner of the window, then click New to create a new document from scratch, or click Open to work on an existing document.

Open or create a new file to which you want to apply document borders

Step 3: Select the Page Layout tab at the top of the window.

If this is your first time using Microsoft Word, or if you haven’t used a version of Microsoft Word since Word 2003, the program’s layout at the top of the window might look a little strange.

The navigation system is now presented as a ribbon, with all Word utilities and formatting tools grouped into tabs.

Page layout tools, such as the ones you need to set document borders, are included in the Page Layout tab at the top of the window, so click that tab.

Document border options are on the Page Layout tab

Step 4: Click on the Page Borders button.

The Page Layout tab consists of a number of sections, and the section containing the required widget is named the Page Background section. Click the Page Borders link in the Page Background section to continue.

Set document borders from the Page Borders menu

You should now have a Borders and Shading window open on your screen and the Page Border tab should be selected at the top of the window.

Step 5: Adjust the page border settings as needed, then click OK.

The options on this page are all you need to create document borders. The Settings section on the left side of the window contains options for the global border layout.

When you click on each of these options, you’ll notice that the preview section on the right side of the window changes.

Once you’ve made your selections in the Personalize section, you can further customize your document’s borders by choosing options from the Style, Color, Width, and Art menus.

You can also click the drop-down menu in the “Apply to” section on the right side of the window to specify how much the document borders should include.

Finally, if you need to make any changes to the border boxes, you can click the Options button to set them.

Set document borders in Borders and Window Shading

Once you have selected all of your settings, click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply the document border settings to your project.

More information about page borders in Microsoft Word documents

Document borders are lines that can be placed on the page borders of a Word document to give it a more polished and professional look. They can be used to visually separate parts of a document, to draw attention to specific content, or simply to make a page look nicer.

To add borders to your Word document, go to the Page Layout tab at the top of the screen. The word “page” refers to the page where you will find the word “page” in the title of this article.

When you click the Page Borders button, a new window will open with several border styles, colors, and thicknesses to choose from. You can also specify which sides of the page the border should appear on, and you can even add your own borders if the preset options aren’t enough.

If you don’t need a full border around the entire page, you can apply borders to specific parts of the page instead. To do this, select the text or part to which you want to apply a frame, and then follow the actions described above.

It is important to note that document borders are completely decorative and have nothing to do with the content or structure of the document. They can be added or removed at any time without affecting the text or appearance of the document.

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All in all, document borders are a quick and easy way to give your Word documents a professional and polished look. Whether you’re working on a business report or a personal project, adding borders will help your document look more attractive and organized.