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Adding borders and shading

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									                           Adding borders and shading

To add a page border
Click on Format, select Borders and Shading
The Borders and Shading window will appear on screen. Click on the "Page Border" tab near the
top of the window. The Page Border menu will be opened.

                                                           Choose a box, a line width and colour
                                                           or some border art and that will be
                                                           presented in the preview window.
                                                           The following example has a flower
                                                           page border; it may just be a coloured
                                                           line.

                                                           The option button gives the
                                                           opportunity to select how far from
                                                           the text the border
                                                           will appear. Point 4
                                                           will give a suitable
                                                           space for a line,
                                                           border art will
                                                           need more.

Add borders to a section of a page
Highlight the text that you want to add a border to. Select Format, Borders and Shading,
choose which type border you want and choose a suitable border line style and colour. Towards
the bottom right-hand side of the dialogue box you can choose to apply to border to either the
selected text or paragraph. See the following examples:

Choosing Text literally means that the border stops at the end of the text.

Whereas choosing Paragraph colours the whole paragraph to the ends of the lines.

Add Shading
Highlight the text to which you want to add shading. Select Format, Borders and Shading,
click on the shading tab and choose the colour that you want added to the background of the
highlighted text. On the right of the menu it asks what you want it to apply the shading to,
choose either text or paragraph. See the following examples:

Choosing Text literally means that the shading stops at the end of the text,

whereas choosing Paragraph colours the whole paragraph to the ends of the lines.

Paragraphs combined with shading and a border makes a very neat paragraph presentation which
stands out well in a page of text.

								
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