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: Creating a Full-Page Border.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 12, 2011)
Not only can you add borders to your paragraphs, but you can place one on an entire page. You do this by following these steps:
Figure 1. The Page Border tab of the Borders and Shading dialog box.
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