Word 2010 allows page borders to be made up of a combination of straight, solid, dotted, dashed and wavy lines in a number of colours and widths. You can select from predefined borders or combine a number of styles to create your own custom border.
- Open the document to which you would like to add the page border.
- On the Page Layout tab, click Page Border in the Page Background group.
- In the Borders and Shading window, you can customize your border in a number of ways.
- First, select the border Style.
- Click the Color drop-down list to choose the appropriate colour for the border.
- Select an option from the Width drop-down list. NOTE: For specific border styles, only certain widths are available.
- If you wish, select a design from the Art drop-down list. If you do so, the Style and Color border settings will not be applied as the Art designs have their own custom settings. You will, however, be able to set the Width.
- Once you have selected your border options, you can choose from a number of ways to apply the border to your page.
- In the Settings area, select one of the options to see it display in the Preview area
- In the Preview area, click in the diagram where you would like the border to appear
- In the Preview area, click the buttons that reflect the area you would like to apply the border.
- This border can be applied to a specific area within your document. Select from the Apply to drop-down list to choose which area the border should appear.
- Once you are happy with your selection displayed in the Preview area, click OK.
That’s it for Page Borders. Hope you found it useful – don’t forget to take a look at some of the other tutorials about working in Word 2010.