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Word 2003: Borders & Shading

Word 2003: Borders & Shading

Borders and Shading certainly create a level of visual interest to your documents. In addition to adding a border and color to your entire page, you can format individual paragraphs with their own borders and shading.

Borders

When you’re adding borders, remember to be creative. You don’t have to add just a plain box or black lines. In addition to line styles and colors, Word also includes quite a few graphical borders.

Adding a Paragraph Border
     
  1. Select the text you want to apply the border to
     
  2.  
  3. Choose Format from the Menu bar
     
  4.  
  5. Choose Borders and Shading…
     

Figure 14. Borders and Shading Dialog Box – Borders Tab

    4.   Set your border settings and click OK

Removing a Paragraph Border
     
  1. Select the text you want to remove the border from
     
  2.  
  3. Choose Format from the Menu bar
     
  4.  
  5. Choose Borders and Shading…
     
  6.  
  7. Choose None under Setting and click OK
     

Shading

Shading is just a background color you can add to your text or to your entire page. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to add shading to individual pieces of text.

Adding Custom Shading
     
  1. Select the text you want to apply the shading to
     
  2.  
  3. Choose Format from the Menu bar
     
  4.  
  5. Choose Borders and Shading…
     
  6.  
  7. Click the Shading tab
     

Figure 15. Borders and Shading Dialog Box – Shading Tab

    5.       Select your color and click OK