Add a border to a picture

When you add a border to a table, or put one around some text, or even add a border to an individual page, you can really make your content stand out. Same goes with the pictures in your documents. Just how plain or fancy you want to make those borders is up to you.

The Picture Styles gallery offers many preset styles that make it easy for you to add a special sort of border with one click.

  1. Click the image to select it.
  2. Click the Picture Tools Format tab.

Location of Picture Tools

  1. In the Picture Styles gallery, click the border style you want. To see all the styles, click the More button.

Picture Styles Gallery

Customize your picture’s border

If you’d rather completely customize your border, you can choose the border color, the border width, and what sort of line you’d like to use.

  1. Click the image to select it.
  2. Click the Picture Tools Format tab.
  3. Click the arrow next to Picture Border:

Picture Border command on the Picture Tools Format tab

  1. Click the color you want, or click More Outline Colors to see more choices.

Picture border options

  1. Click the arrow next to Picture Border again, click Weight, and choose a border width.
  2. To use a dashed or dotted line, click the arrow next to Picture Border, click Dashes, and choose a line style.

How you choose to apply a border to your picture is up to you; you can change it at any time and you can always remove the picture's border entirely.

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2013