How to Insert a Border Into PowerPoint

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How to Insert a Border Into PowerPoint
Adding a border can attract attention to a PowerPoint slide element. (frame image by Kirill Zdorov from Fotolia.com)

PowerPoint slides often can look more professional when a border floats within the slide. Adding a colourful border to a graphic in the presentation can also add interest and bring attention to a word or graphic on the slide. Borders can be placed around specific words within a slide that users can click for another effect. Custom slide borders can be created from simple lines or chosen from one of the pre-designed borders in the program..

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

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    Open a new presentation by clicking on the PowerPoint icon. Select the slide on which you wish to insert a border. Click on the "Drawing" toolbar, then select the "Rectangle" button.

  2. 2

    Click and drag the mouse to draw the rectangle to your preferred size on the slide. Click the arrow next to "Fill Color Button" and select "No Fill" to create a border around the perimeter of your slide.

  3. 3

    Change the colour of the border by selecting the "Line Color" button in the "Drawing" toolbar, then choose "More Line Colors" to see the spectrum of colours available.

  4. 4

    Edit the border's style by clicking on the "Drawing" toolbar and then selecting the "Line Style" button. Choose the style from the options displayed.

  1. 1

    Open a new presentation by clicking on the PowerPoint icon. Select the slide on which you wish to insert a border. Click on the "Insert" menu, "Picture" and then "Clip Art."

  2. 2

    When the "Clip Art" window opens, locate the border you would like to use then double-click the border style you wish to insert.

  3. 3

    Select the border, then edit it to your liking by resizing, rotating or flipping it.

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