Borders, shading, and graphic fills can add interest and emphasis to various parts of your document.
You can add borders to pages, text, tables (table: One or more rows of cells commonly used to display numbers and other items for quick reference and analysis. Items in a table are organized into rows and columns.) and table cells (cell: A box formed by the intersection of a row and column in a worksheet or a table, in which you enter information.), graphic objects, pictures, and Web frames (frames: The named subwindow of a frames page. The frame appears in a Web browser as one of a number of window regions in which pages can be displayed. The frame can be scrollable and resizable, and it can have a border.). You can shade paragraphs and text. You can apply colored or textured fills to your graphic objects.
Text borders and shading
You can set apart text from the rest of a document by adding borders. You can also highlight text by applying shading.
Table borders and shading
You can add borders to a table or individual table cell, and you can use shading to fill in the background of a table.
You can also use the table AutoFormat feature to quickly give a table a polished look with a variety of borders, fonts, and shading.
Web frame borders
You can modify the borders around frames on a Web page. You can change the size and color of the borders, and you can specify that no border will appear, so the frames appear like a unified Web page.
Graphic borders, colors, and fills
You can add borders to drawing objects (drawing object: Any graphic you draw or insert, which can be changed and enhanced. Drawing objects include AutoShapes, curves, lines, and WordArt.) and pictures. You can change or format the border of an object in the same way you change or format a line.
You can fill drawing objects with a solid color, a gradient (gradient: A gradual progression of colors and shades, usually from one color to another color, or from one shade to another shade of the same color.), a pattern, a texture, or a picture. If you want a color or fill effect to appear behind all the text on the page, you may want to use a watermark (watermark: A semi-transparent image often used for letters and business cards. In currency, a watermark is visible when you hold a bill up to the light.), background, or theme (theme: A set of unified design elements that provides a look for your document by using color, fonts, and graphics.).