Adding a page border to your document can be a subtle way to make your Microsoft Word documents stand out. You can customize the style, thickness, and number of pages for a border to apply it to a Word document.
Adding a page border in Microsoft Word
Creating a page border in Microsoft Word will depend on your version of Microsoft Office. For Office 365 and Office 2019, open a Word document and click the Design tab on the ribbon.
If you have an older version of Office, click the Layout or Page Layout tab.
From here, click the Page Borders button in the Page Background section of the ribbon.
By default, the Borders and Shading box that opens should show the Page Borders tab by default. If it doesn’t, click this tab to enter border settings.
Click «Box» to add a typical border for your document. You can use the default style, border color and width, or change these settings in the various drop-down menus.
Click OK to apply a page border to the Word document.
By default, this border style is applied to every page.
Your document edit view will update to show the new border applied.
Alternative page border styles and formatting
The block page format is the default style, but alternative border styles and formatting options are available instead.
The frame border is the simplest, adding a solid line with no shadow to the page. Even this can be customized with different line types, widths and colors.
Custom page border settings and styles
In addition to the frame border, you can also apply a shadow border, a 3D style border, and a custom border with blending and matching options for each side.
To do this, select one of the options in the Customize section of the Page Borders tab of the Borders and Hatching dialog box. The style you choose will appear for you to preview in the Preview section before you apply it to your document.
Apply or remove individual borders
If you want to apply or remove individual borders from your document (for example, remove the border from the bottom of the page), you can do so in the Preview section.
If a border is applied, click on the border to remove it. To apply it again, click on the line to make it appear again.