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Borders for Text using Word 2007

Put a border around your words using Microsoft Word 2007. If you are using Word 2000 through 2003 click here: Borders for Text 2000-2003.

1. Open a new document in Microsoft Word 2007.

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, then click Format from the top tool bar and click Picture.

NOTE: Format Picture commands will not appear unless picture is selected

5. Next, click Page Layout and choose Text Wrapping in the cluster of commands marked Arrange and select Behind Text.

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 and then select Draw Text Box at bottom of pull-down menu. 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 text box, then choose Format (it will not appear unless text box is selected), then choose Shape Outline and select No Outline.

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

To review your work before you print go to Office Button in the top-left section of the tool bar, click Print and then click on Print Preview. Check your work out, and then Print.

Want to use Word to place a border around an image?

Put a border around a photo in Microsoft Word 2007

Use Publisher to frame a photo or text:

Using Borders in Microsoft Publisher 2003

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