How do you apply border and Shading in Word?

Answered by Frank Schwing

To apply borders and shading in Word, follow these steps:

1. Select the text or paragraph to which you want to apply the border and shading.

2. Click on the Borders button in the Paragraph group on the Home tab. It is represented by a square divided into smaller squares.

3. A drop-down menu will appear, showing various border options. Choose the type of border you want for your selected text. For example, you can choose to apply a simple bottom border, a double border, or a border around all sides of the text.

4. After selecting the basic type of border, click the arrow next to the Borders button again. This time, select “Borders and Shading” from the drop-down menu. A dialog box will appear.

5. In the Borders and Shading dialog box, you can further customize the border style. In the “Setting” section, you can choose whether to apply the border to the entire document, the current section, or just the selected text.

6. In the “Style” section, you can choose the line style of the border, such as solid, dashed, or dotted lines. You can also choose a custom line style if desired.

7. In the “Color” section, you can select the color of the border. You can choose from a variety of preset colors or choose a custom color using the color picker.

8. In the “Width” section, you can specify the thickness of the border. You can choose a predefined line width or enter a custom value.

9. Additionally, you can apply shading to the selected text by clicking on the “Shading” tab in the Borders and Shading dialog box. Here, you can choose a fill color for the background of the selected text.

10. Once you have customized the border and shading settings to your liking, click the “OK” button to apply the changes.

By following these steps, you can easily apply borders and shading to your text in Microsoft Word, enhancing the visual appearance and making it stand out.