MS Word: How to Place Borders Around Text

You may already be familiar with how to place a border around a paragraph using the options in the Borders and Shading dialog box.

Sometimes, however, you may want to use a border to emphasize one or more words of text for a specific reason. For example, you may want to highlight some words that should be recognized at a glance.

To do place a border around specific words, select the text around which you'd like to create a border. Then choose Format/Borders And Shading from the menu bar. On the Borders property sheet, select the border formatting you desire.

When you've finished, select Text from the Apply To dropdown list if necessary; this option should be selected by default since you selected a block of text prior to accessing the dialog box.

When you've finished, click OK, and your text should be surrounded by a border.

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