Microsoft Word 2013 provides a few methods by which you can modify a picture that you have inserted into a document. One of those methods is adding a border to the picture. This can be helpful both for stylistic purposes, as well as to provide a clearer distinction between where the picture ends and the document begins.
But if you dislike the border, you can remove it. Our guide below will show you a couple of different options for removing borders that have been added to a picture in Word 2013.
Removing a Border from a Picture in Word 2013
The steps in this article will assume that a border has been added to a picture in your Word 2013 document. If you follow the steps below and the border is not removed, then the border may actually be a part of the image itself, rather than a border that was added in Word. In that case you will need an image editing program like Microsoft Paint or Adobe Photoshop to remove the border.
Here is how to remove a border from a picture in Word 2013 –
- Open the document containing the picture that you wish to modify.
- Click the picture to select it. This should switch the ribbon to the Picture Tools Format tab.
- Click the Picture Border drop-down menu in the Picture Styles section of the ribbon, then click the No Outline option.
These steps are shown below with pictures –
Step 1: Open the document that contains the picture with the border that you want to remove.
Step 2: Click the picture to select it, which will show a Format tab at the top of the window. That Format tab should also be active now. If not, click it.
Step 3: Click the Picture Border button in the Picture Styles section of the ribbon, then click the No Outline option. The border should now be gone.
If, however, the border still remains, then it may have been added in a different way. One other option to remove the border from your picture is to reset the picture. You can do this from the Format tab as well. Click the Reset Picture button in the Adjust section of the ribbon. Note that this will undo any other adjustments that you have made to the picture as well.
As mentioned previously, if the border still remains, then it is likely a part of the picture itself. You can edit the picture in an image-editing program, or you can try to crop the picture in Word 2013.
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