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Borders for Text using Word 2000-2003

Put a border around your words using Microsoft Word. If you are using Word 2007 click here: Borders for Text using Word 2007

1. Open a new document in Microsoft Word.

2. Right click on the border below and choose Copy.

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3. Return to your Word document. Right click and choose Paste. Your border will appear.

4. Select the border, choose Format from the top tool bar and click Picture.

Note: Format Picture commands will not appear unless picture is selected.

5. Next, choose Layout; select Behind Text and check OK.

The border is now free to drag around the page. You can resize it by dragging the corners. To maintain proportions hold Shift while resizing.

Note: This border is a low resolution image and will appear blurry when enlarged. If you'd like to purchase higher resolution borders for printing please see our new collection of $1 borders. Borders

6. To add a text box select Insert from the top tool bar, then choose Text Box. Click the page where you would like the words to be and your text box will appear, then drag the text box into the center of the border and resize it.

7. Select the text box, and choose Format, then Text Box. Then choose Colors and Lines and under Line, select Color. In the drop down box select No Line.

8. Now type in your words, changing the font, color and size as desired.

To review your work before you print go to File in the top tool bar and click on Print Preview. Check your work out, and then Print.

Note: You can use an animated GIF border in Word, but to view it animated the file must be first saved as a Web Page (.htm, .html) and then it must be opened with a browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari etc,).

Want to use Word place a border around an image? Try this:

Put a border around a photo in Microsoft Word 2000-2003

Use Publisher to frame a photo or text:

Using Borders in Microsoft Publisher 2003

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