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Word 2007: Borders & Shading

Word 2007: 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 Using the Ribbon

1.       Select the text you want to apply the border to

2.       Click the Page Borders command in the Page Background group on the Page Layout tab

Figure 22. Borders and Shading Dialog Box – Borders Tab

3.       Set your border settings and click OK



 

Removing a Paragraph Border

1.       Select the text you want to remove the border from

2.       Click the Page Borders command in the Page Background group on the Page Layout tab

3.       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 Shading Using the Ribbon

1.       Select the text you want to apply the shading to

2.       Click the Fill Command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab

Adding Custom Shading Using the Ribbon

1.       Select the text you want to apply the shading to

2.       Click the Fill drop-down arrow in the Paragraph group on the Home tab

3.       Choose More Colors…

 

Figure 23. Colors Dialog Box

4.       Select your color and click OK