Formatting Borders and Shading
- Position the cursor in the paragraph to format. If you want to apply a formatting change to more than one paragraph, select the paragraphs you want to change.
- Click Format from the menu bar and select Borders and Shading.
You can format text using a variety of borders and shading. As with other formatting commands, these settings apply to the current paragraph or paragraphs only.NOTE
If multiple, consecutive paragraphs have the same border style, you can click the “middle” border to set the border to be used between paragraphs.
- Click the Borders tab.
- Select the line style.
- Select a line color from the Color drop-down menu.
- In the Borders box, click Box to apply the border to all four sides. Or, click in the preview area to apply the border to selected sides. To remove a border from a side, click it again. You can apply different style borders to each side.
If there are existing borders, you can use the “eye dropper” tool to set the border style. Move the pointer to the Border preview area. Hold down the Ctrl (PC) or Option (Mac) key (the cursor changes to an eye dropper) and click on an existing border to select that style and color.
- Click the Shading tab.
- Select the desired fill percent.
- Select a foreground color from the ForeGround drop-down menu.
- Select a background color from the Background drop-down menu.
- Click OK to apply the borders and shading settings.