How to Add a Border in Microsoft Publisher

A page border can be added to your publication in Microsoft Publisher to look and feel more professional and stylish. how-to-add-a-border-in-microsoft-publisher

How to Add a Border in Microsoft Publisher

A page border can be added to either a single page or all pages. If you want a border to be added to all pages, only add it to the master page; that way, it will be added to all pages.

  • Step 1: Go to the Page Design Tab and Click Master Pages

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    Start your Microsoft Publisher application and open the publication that you would like to add a border to. Then, go to the Page Design tab of the Publisher ribbon and, under the Page Background group, click on Master Pages. After that, select the Edit Master Pages option.

  • Step 2: Select the Home Tab

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    After clicking the Edit Master Pages option, you will be presented with the “master page” for editing. Go to the Home tab, click on Shapes, and select the Rectangle shape in the Basic Shapes section. Draw the page border by dragging the shape on the page. After that, right-click the border, and from the menu that appears, choose the Format Autoshape option.

  • Step 3: Make the Necessary Adjustments in the Format Autoshape Dialog Box

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    Select the Colors and Lines tab, then click OK after selecting the type of line and color that you want for your border. Make sure that the Shape Fill is set to No Fill to prevent the fill color from entirely filling your page.

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  • Step 4: Close the Master Page

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    If you are done and satisfied with the design of your added border, then select the Close Master Page option in the Master Page tab. You can then save your publication or print it.

FAQs

How can I add a line border to a single page in Microsoft Publisher?

With the page selected, click the Home tab, select Shapes, click the Rectangle shape and drag it down the page to draw the border, right-click the border, select the Format Autoshape option, select the type of line and color in the Colors and Lines tab, and click OK.

Can I remove a border?

Definitely, you just have to select the border on the page and press the Delete button.

Is it possible to create a custom border?

Yes, to do so, select BorderArt, click Create Custom in the dialog box that appears, click Select Picture, browse and select the picture you want to use in the Insert Pictures dialog box, then click Insert, name your custom border in the Name Custom Border dialog box, and click OK.

Can I add a pre-designed border on a page?

Certainly, you just have to select a page, click on the Home tab, select Shapes, click on the Rectangle shape in the Basic Shapes section and drag it to draw the border, right-click the border, choose Format Autoshape, select BorderArt in the Colors and Lines tab, select the desired border in the Available Borders list, and click OK.