putting a line around page in word

  hgrock 17:30 12 Oct 08

I am using MS word 2003, and i want to draw a line around the page on the margin and my text inside that how can i do that is it possible, thanks for any help on this

  Pineman100 17:34 12 Oct 08

Create a text box the size that you want your text area to be. Right-click on the edge of the text box, and click on Format Text Box. This will allow you to create a line of your chosen thickness and colour around the box.

Now type inside the box.

There are probably other ways of doing it, but that's how I would approach it.

  Bob S 17:46 12 Oct 08

Click on 'Format', select 'Borders and Shading', select the border and colour that you want, click OK. Start typing and the border will expand to fit your text.

  DieSse 23:34 12 Oct 08

Or - just draw a box with the drawing tools - and make the fill colour "no fill".

Then the box will just be a graphic on the page, unlike a text box. You can move it to just outside the margins, so that it doesn't touch any text.

Type of line, colour, etc are all selectable. You can also put a drop-shadow on the box for a "classy" look.

  hgrock 08:52 13 Oct 08

Thanks folks problem solved all suggestions worked

  Chris the Ancient 11:33 13 Oct 08

In Borders and Shading, there is a second tab to the dialog box for page borders!

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