Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Deleting Paragraph Borders.

Deleting Paragraph Borders

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 7, 2016)

If you have added a border around a paragraph in your document, you may later want to remove the border. This is easy to do by following these steps:

  1. Position the insertion point in the paragraph from which you want the border removed.
  2. Select the Borders and Shading option from the Format menu. Word displays the Borders tab of the Borders and Shading dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Borders tab of the Borders and Shading dialog box.

  4. Select the None option in the upper-left corner of the dialog box.
  5. Click on OK. Word removes the border from the paragraph.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (274) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Deleting Paragraph Borders.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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