How to Put a Border Around Text in Word 2013

There are a lot of ways to add some visual cues to a Word document, and certain situations will call for certain solutions. If you have a paragraph or text blurb that you want to separate from the rest of your document, then you may want to add a border to that text.

Fortunately you can add a border to a text selection with just a few short clicks, so check out our guide below to learn how.


Add a Border to a Selection in Word 2013

The tutorial below will assume that you already have a document with text, and that you simply want to add the border to existing text. Additionally, we will be putting a border around a paragraph, but you can select any amount of text to which you want to add a border.


Step 1: Open your document containing the text to which you want to add a border.


Step 2: Use your mouse to highlight and select the text around which you want your border.

select the text to which you want to add a border



Step 3: Click the Home tab at the top of the window.

click the home tab



Step 4: Click the drop-down menu to the right of the Borders button in the Paragraph section of the ribbon, then click the type of border that you want to use. I am going to be using the Outside Borders option in the example below.

how to add a border to a paragraph in word 2013



Are you sending your document to someone that doesn’t have Microsoft Word, or to someone that specifically requested a PDF? Learn how to save as a PDF in Word 2013 and make an easy copy of your file in that document format.

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