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How Do You Add a Border to Your Word Document?

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  • Posted on 20th Jul, 2022 12:36 PM
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Microsoft Word makes it easy to insert and remove a border or a dividing line in your document.

What to Know

  • Add border: Select Design tab > highlight text > Page Borders > Borders tab. Assign style, color and width.
  • Remove border: Position cursor in bordered text > Design > Page Borders > Borders. Under Setting, choose None.

This article explains how to add and remove a text border in Microsoft 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, and Word 2013. 

Apply a Text Border

There are many ways to call attention to your important ideas in a Word document, including bulleted or numbered lists, different typefaces, and section headers. Another is text borders. If you do insert a text border, you may later decide your document looks better without it. If that's the case, you can easily remove it.

Placing a border around a section of text in a Word doc takes just seconds.

  1. Open your document. On the ribbon, select Design.

  2. Highlight the text you want to put the border around.

  3. In the Page Background group, select Page Borders.

  4. In the Borders and Shading dialog box, select the Borders tab.

  5. Choose a style, color, and width for the border.

  6. Select OK.

  7. The border surrounds the text you initially chose.

Remove a Text Border

If you later decide to remove the border, here's how to do it.

  1. Place the cursor anywhere within the bordered text. On the Design tab, in the Page Background group, select Page Borders.

  2. In the Borders and Shading dialog box, select Borders.

  3. Under Setting, select None.

  4. Select OK.

  5. The border is removed from the document.

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