How to Add a Page Border in Word 2007

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How to Add a Page Border in Word 2007
A page border may make an otherwise boring document more visually appealing. (burnt page image by Dmitri MIkitenko from

Jazz up the appearance of a document by adding a fun or professional border to the page. Drab plain text may disinterest the viewer, whereas a border may draw his attention. It takes only a few quick steps using Microsoft Word 2007 to add a border.

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  1. 1

    Start Microsoft Word and open a blank or existing document. Look for the "Page Background" group on the "Page Layout" tab and click "Page Borders."

  2. 2

    In the dialogue box labelled "Borders and Shading," click the "Page Border" tab.

  3. 3

    Choose a border type under the heading labelled "Setting."

  4. 4

    You can customise the style, colour and width of the border in the centre section or add a design by clicking "Art."

  5. 5

    Click "OK" to apply the border to the entire document.

Tips and warnings

  • If you want a border to surround only part of a document, you may customise the "Apply to" settings on the "Border" tab of the "Borders and Shading" dialogue box.

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