How to Add a Border to a Picture in Word 2010

While some pictures that are inserted into Word documents are ideally suited for their intended use, it is fairly common for a picture to need some editing or adjustments before it is finalized.

Often this can include some time with a picture editing program like Adobe Photoshop, but that may not be a realistic option for every Microsoft Word user.

Fortunately, Microsoft Word 2010 has some basic image editing capabilities, including an option for you to add a border around a picture.

You will have control over the color, thickness, and style of the border, allowing for an impressive amount of potential styling options.

Our tutorial below will show you how to place a border around an image that has been inserted into your Word document.

Add a Border Around a Picture in Microsoft Word 2010

The steps in this guide will show you how to add a border around a picture that is in your Word 2010 document.

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

Step 2: Click the picture once to select it.

click the picture to select it

Step 2: Click the Format tab under Picture Tools at the top of the window.

click the format tab

Step 3: Click the Picture Border button in the Picture Style section of the navigational ribbon.

click the picture border button

Step 4: Select the border color from the options in this menu. If you do not see the color that you want, you can click the More Outline Colors option for a larger selection.

click the border color

If you want to make the border thicker or thinner, click the Weight option, then select the desired border width. You can also elect to use a dashed border by clicking the Dashes option.

click the border width

Now that you know how to add a border to a picture in Word 2010, you can use this option to further format the image in your document.

If you want to add text to a picture that you have inserted into your document, then you can do so directly within Microsoft Word. This guide will show you how to do it.