To apply borders and shading to text in a document, use the Borders and Shading command.
- Choose Format → Borders and Shading.
The Borders tab of the Borders and Shading dialog box allows you to select from a series of common presets, or to select a style, width, and color of your choice and apply the border using the sample on the right.
On the Shading tab, you can apply a background color to text.
There are other shortcuts to the formats in the Borders and Shading dialog box:
- The Borders button on the Formatting toolbar.
- The Tables and Borders toolbar, which contains line style, weight, color, and position buttons.