Change a border

Do one of the following:

ShowChange the border of a picture, table, or text

  1. Select the text, picture, or table (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.) whose border you want to change.

If you want to change a border on specific 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.), select the cells, including the end-of-cell mark.

Select cells and end-of-cell mark

  1. On the Format menu, click Borders and Shading, and then click the Borders tab.
  2. Change any options you want.

ShowTip

If you are changing borders in a complicated table or in several parts of your document, you may want to use the Tables and Borders toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.).

ShowChange a page border

  1. On the Format menu, click Borders and Shading, and then click the Page Border tab.
  2. Change any options you want.

 Note   You can see page borders on your screen by viewing your document in print layout view (Print Layout view: A view of a document or other object as it will appear when you print it. For example, items such as headers, footnotes, columns, and text boxes appear in their actual positions.).

ShowChange a Web frame border

  1. On the Format menu, point to Frames, and then click Frame Properties.
  2. On the Borders tab, change any options that you want.

ShowChange the border of a drawing object

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003