How to Make a Border in Word with Margins

One technique for editing Microsoft Word document files that give a border on the worksheet to make it look neater, while how to make a border in Microsoft Word is very easy to do for a beginner. The addition of a border or a border in a Microsoft Word worksheet is often needed in certain formal document text formats, even many who make a border in Microsoft Word for use in wedding invitation forms. You can use the Layout feature for Microsoft versions from 2007 to 2016.

In this section, many settings make it easier for you to choose the type and size of the border. For those of you who are curious about how to make the outline on a Microsoft Word page according to the margins so that the text looks neater, then here is the review.

How to Create a Border in Microsoft Word.

You can practice this tutorial to create outlines in Word for all versions of Microsoft Word from 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016.

1. Open the Microsoft Word application on your computer or PC.

2. To start, you can open the Page Layout menu tab and select "Page Borders". Then you can adjust the border of the page according to the size and style you want.


If you are still using the old version of Microsoft Word (here, I am using Microsoft Word 2007), then accessing the Page Border feature is like the picture above.

3. However, if you are using the latest version of Microsoft Word 2013, you can follow this guide.

Go to the "Design" menu tab, then select "Page Borders". Then you can adjust the line color, line thickness, and others.

4. The next step is to set the border to match the margin so that the text is not cut off by the line.

Still in the "Page Border" pop-up menu, open the "Options" menu. The "Border and Shading Options" pop-up menu appears in the Margin section. You can set it in the "Top, Bottom, Left, and Right" columns.

Finally, you can confirm it by pressing the OK button.


You can also change the border style by selecting the type of border in the Art column. As for other menu explanations, such as,

Apply to:

  • This section: The border is only on the selected page.
  • Whole document: The border is on every page of Microsoft Word.
  • This section-All except the first page: Borders are present on every page except the first page.
  • This section-First page only: The border is on the first page only.

This advanced trick is useful for selecting any part of the worksheet you want to give a border or outline. For example, if you want to remove the border on the first page, you can follow the tutorial below.

How to Remove Borders from the First Page of Microsoft Word.

Still on the "Borders and Shading" pop-up menu, please open the "Apply to" dropdown, select the "This section-All except the first page" option.

Then click OK and check to see if the results. Then the outline automatically disappears, especially on the first page of Microsoft Word only.

Giving a border or outline is very useful in adding to the impression of a more professional document if added to the appropriate document format. This tutorial on how to make page borders in Microsoft Word will hopefully help you with arranging a worksheet to make it look neater.

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