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Decorate documents with backgrounds, borders, and text effects

Examples of page borders

You can add full or partial borders to a page. Word provides a variety of built-in page borders, from businesslike to fancy.

You can choose:

  • The type of overall border, from simple box to shadowed to 3-D to a custom style of your own design.
  • The line style, color, and thickness.
  • The artistic style, which can be fun if your document is informal, or which can be tied to a special occasion, business event, or holiday.

You can preview the border design, so it's easy to see how your chosen effects will look.

You apply a page border from the Page Layout tab, using the Page Border command.

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