Word 2013 documents can be modified and edited to a surprising degree, and most of the parts of the page that you can see can be edited in one way or another.
You can also use the tools available to you within Word to add new page elements, such as a page border. There are even multiple styles and types of borders that you can add to your Word document, so check out our guide below to begin adding your own page borders.
Inserting Page Borders in Microsoft Word 2013
These directions are specifically for the 2013 version of Microsoft Word. Directions for earlier versions of Microsoft Word might vary. For example, you can learn about adding page borders in Word 2010 here.
Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.
Step 2: Click the Design tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Click the Page Borders button in the Page Background section of the navigational ribbon. The button is near the top-right of the window.
Step 4: Select the type of border that you want to use from the Setting column at the left side of the window.
Step 5: Select the Style, Color, Width and Art from the middle section, then click under Apply to at the right side of the window and choose the portion of your document to which you want to add the page border. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window when you have finished to add the border to your document.
Page borders in Microsoft Word 2013 are not just restricted to the entire page. You can read this tutorial to learn how to add borders to individual words or paragraphs as well.
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