How to Download and Use Custom Border in Microsoft Word

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If you see an old printed document, people used to embellish their paperwork by printing it on paper that already had a border embossed on it. Then, Microsoft Word started the desktop publishing revolution by enabling documents with a professional appearance using borders.

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to add custom borders to Word documents in a few easy steps to give your documents a professional appearance.

1. Start with a blank document and go to the Design tab, and then to Watermark, select Custom Watermark.

How to Download and Use Custom Border in Microsoft Word

Note: Custom Watermark will be greyed out if you are in Web Layout view.

2. Select Picture watermark, uncheck Washout and click on Select Picture.

How to Download and Use Custom Border in Microsoft Word

3. Click on From a file.

How to Download and Use Custom Border in Microsoft Word

4. Select the border image and click Insert.

How to Download and Use Custom Border in Microsoft Word

You can find a lot of free collections of page borders for Microsoft Word in this link.

5. Click Apply. To increase the size of the border, change the Scale to 50%. You can customize it until you get the right size.

How to Download and Use Custom Border in Microsoft Word

6. Once you’re happy with the size, click Close. There you have your decorative border.

How to Download and Use Custom Border in Microsoft Word

7. Next thing you’re going to need to do is change the document margins because you don’t want to type over the border itself. Go to the Layout tab, Margins, and then Custom margins.

How to Download and Use Custom Border in Microsoft Word

8. In our example, we put 35 mm for the top and bottom margins, and 10 mm for the right and left margins. It can be different from yours if you are using a different border image. Also, select Apply to Whole documents. Click OK.

How to Download and Use Custom Border in Microsoft Word

9. Now if you enter some random text, the text fits nicely within the border, and the border repeats on every page of your document.

How to Download and Use Custom Border in Microsoft Word

Now you should be able to apply borders to Word documents.

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