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7 Kinds of How to Make a Frame in Word

The frame ( border ) on a document can help draw the eye's attention and accentuate the information displayed in the document. These frames are usually used for official and valuable documents, such as diplomas, birth certificates, certificates, and more. If you do how to create a brochure in Microsoft Word you will most likely create a frame to emphasize the content in your brochure.

In Microsoft Word, you can add a frame to a specific snippet of text or to the whole page on documents you create. Microsoft Word has a variety of frame styles available by default. But if you do not find a suitable frame style, you can use images from your computer to create your own frame style of creation.

How to create frames in Word? After the previous we provide information about how to create a graph in Word this time we will provide complete information for you. Here's the information:

1. Adding Frame to Text

You do not have to do how to create lines in Microsoft Word to add a frame to text, because Microsoft Word has a feature to do just that. Here's how:

  • Highlight the text you want to surround the frame. To produce a good frame, highlight the text within the entire paragraph or on a line. If you highlight multiple rows but not entire paragraphs, each row will have its own frame.  Added Border to Word Step 1
  • Select the "Home" tab.
  • Find the "Outside Borders" button. You can find it in the "Paragraph" section, next to the "Shading" button.
  • Click the ▼ button next to the frame button to see the various frame options as shown in the image below. You can also preview a frame when placing the cursor in each option. If you just want to use a simple text frame, you just get to this step. But if you want to create a more stylish text frame, move on to the next step.
  • Select "Borders and Shading" to create a frame. In the regular settings, the created frame will only be a simple straight line. The "Borders and Shading" window will allow you to adjust the display of the frame.


  • Choose the type of frame you want. The options are frame Box (box), Shadow (shadow), or 3-D (three dimensional). These options can be found on the left side of the "Borders and Shading" window.  Added Border to Word Step 6
  • Choose a style for the frame line. The "Style" menu in the center of the window will display the available frame styles. Use the "Color" tdrop-down menu to change the color of the line. Use the "Width" drop-down menu to change the frame line size.  Added Border to Word Step 7
  • Enable the sides of the frame. At its default setting, the frame will form a perfect box. You can press a button around the preview (shown by the green box in the image below) to show or remove the sides of the frame.  Picture titled Add a Border to Word Step 8
  • If you want to frame more closely or away from the text, click the "Options" button. You can set the distance separately on each side of the frame.  Picture titled Add a Border to Word Step 9
  • Click "OK" to bring up the frame. The preset frame will surround the text you highlighted earlier.  Picture titled Add a Border to Word Step 10

2. Adding Frame to Page

Typically, the page frame will be installed on every page of the document. If you want to install frames on certain pages, or different frames on different pages, the document needs to be split into sections or "Sections". How to create a frame in Word like that will we explain more fully in points 4 and 5.

3. Creating a Frame with Images

If you want to use a picture as a frame and do not want to use a Microsoft Word default clip art image, you can insert your own image into the document frame. You can use separate images for each side of the frame, or enter a full frame image. There are several ways to do it:

  • Click the "Insert" tab and select "Pictures". Select the image you want to use into the frame.
  • Click and drag the image into the document to insert the image
  • If the image has appeared, select the image and click on the "Format" tab.  Picture titled Add a Border to Word Step 18
  • Click the "Wrap Text" button and select "Behind Text". This option will make sure all the text appears above the image file, which is very useful if you use the full-page frame image. You can then move the image without worrying about the text being shifted.  Added Border to Word Step 19
  • You can click and drag a picture until it is in the right location. Click and drag the boxes in the corner of the image to adjust the image size  Picture titled Add a Border to Word Step 20
  • If you create a frame from multiple image files, repeat the process from scratch until all the images are on right place. If you need a mirror frame (the frame part on the opposite side), click "Rotate" in the "Format" tab and select "Flip Horizontal or Vertical".  Added Border to Word Step 22

4. Creating a Different Page Border in the Same Document

  • Separate the document page with section break. How:
    • on the "Page Layout" tab, click "Breaks" in the "Page Setup" section,
    • select Section Breaks> Next Page.
  • Click on the section page to be given the first frame. For example, we will give an apple frame. Then on the "Page Layout" tab, in the "Page Background" section, click "Page Borders".
  • On the "Page Border" tab, the "Art" section, select the apple image. In the Apply to section, select "This section". Then click OK.
     Page Border Art Apples - MS Word 2010
  • The result will be like the picture below. The apple frame is only in section one only.
     Page Border Art Apples Section 1 - MS Word 2010
  • Next we will create a frame in the next section. Click on the page in the second section. Repeat the second and third steps. The difference, in the Art section on the tab "Page Border", select a picture tree. Then click OK.
     Page Border Art Tree - MS Word 2010
  • Now we have created a different page frame in the same document.
     Page Border Art Tree Section 2 - MS Word 2010 [19659039] 5. Creating a Frame on the First Page Only </strong data-recalc-dims=

    • If your Word document already has a section, click on the section page to be framed. If your Word document has no section, go to the next step
    • In the "Page Background" section of the Page Layout tab, click "Page Borders".
    • On the "Page Border" tab, click Box. In the Apply to section, select "This section – First page only". Then click OK.
    • The result will be like the picture below.
       This method can be used on Word documents that have section or not. If you want to divide the document into sections, create a section break first. How: In the Page Setup section of the "Page Layout" tab, click Breaks> "Section Breaks - Next Page". </p data-recalc-dims=

      6. Creating Frames on All Pages Except First Page

      • If your Word document already has a section, click on the section page to be framed. If your Word document has no section, go to the next step
      • In the "Page Background" section of the Page Layout tab, click "Page Borders".
      • On the "Page Border" tab, click Box. In the Apply to section, select "This section – All except first page". Then click OK.
      • The result will be like the image below.
         This method can be used on Word documents that have sections or not. If you want to divide the document into sections, create a section break first. How: In the Page Setup section of the "Page Layout" tab, click Breaks> "Section Breaks - Next Page". </p data-recalc-dims=

        7. How to Prevent Unprinted Page Frames

        Framed pages that do not print, usually occur in the lower frame. If you encounter this problem when you have printed the document, here are the ways to fix it:

        • In the "Background" section of the Page Layout tab, click "Page Borders".
        • Click the "Options" button. ] In the Measure from section, select "Text".
           Borders And Shading Options - MS Word 2010
        • Use "Print Preview" to see the results before printing.

        So many of our articles this time around how to create a frame in Word. Oh yes forget, make sure your computer or laptop has installed Microsoft Office well. If not, check out how to install Microsoft Office on our site. Hopefully our article can be useful for you.

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