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Add Page Borders and Colours

Add a page border and colours to make documents more appealing.

Add a Page Border

  1. Click the Page Layout tab on the ribbon
  2. Click the Page Borders button in the Page Background group
  3. Add a page border to the whole document

  4. Select the type of border you want to use from the Setting list
  5. Format the border as desired using the Style, Color, Width and Art options and then click on the borders in the Preview diagram to apply the formatting
  6. Click the Apply to drop down arrow and select the required option for the pages that you want to apply the page border to
  7. Whole document: Applies the page border to all the pages of the document

    This section: Applies the page border to all the pages in the current section only

    This section - First page only: Applies the border to the first page of the current section only. Great for chapters within a manual or report

    This section - All except first page: Applies the border to all the pages of the current section except the first page

  8. Click Ok
  9. Border applied to a page

Add a Page Colour

Page colours are viewable on the screen only. Word does not print the page colour.

  1. Click the Page Layout tab on the ribbon
  2. Click the Page Color button in the Page Background group
  3. The ten colours of the current colour theme are displayed along with 5 different shades of each colour. Using these colours ensures a consistent look and feel across all your documents

    Add a page colour

  4. Select a colour from the list
  5. Or

    Select the More Colors or Fill Effects buttons from the list for a wider selection of colours and more advanced formatting options

  6. Selecting more colours for the page

Remove a Page Colour

If a page colour is no longer required it can be removed.

  1. Click the Page Layout tab on the ribbon
  2. Click the Page Color button in the Page Background group
  3. Select No Color from the list

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