How to create a border around a paragraph or other text in Word
You can create borders around any word, sentence, paragraph, or other text in a document. Follow the steps below to create a border around your text.
- Open Microsoft Word.
- Highlight the text you want to create a border around.
- Once the text has been highlighted, click on the Home tab.
- On the Home tab, click the down arrow on the border to get border options, like those shown in the picture to the right.
- Select the type of border you want to use. If you want a single border around the text, click Outside Borders.
If you need more options than those shown (e.g., you want to make a thicker border, a dotted border, or a dashed border), click Borders and Shading. In the Borders window that opens, you can select from hundreds of border options.