(Legacy) Microsoft Word 2007: Borders and Shading Options Mac

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This article is based on legacy software.

Borders and shading help you to emphasize information and guide a reader's eye through a document. When adding borders and shading, remember that they are both applied to entire paragraphs.

Borders and Shading Options: Toolbar Option

Use the Borders and Shading toolbar to quickly add borders and shading to paragraphs. Both borders and shading can be applied to the same paragraph.

The Borders and Shading Toolbar

The Borders and Shading toolbar allows you to customize aspects of the border and cells. This includes the type, style, color, weight, shading, and background color.

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NameImageDescriptionType Menutype menuAllows you to select the type of border.Style Buttonstyle buttonAllows you to select the style of border.Color Buttoncolor buttonAllows you to select the color of the border.Weight Buttonweight buttonAllows you to select the thickness of the border.Pattern Menupattern menuAllows you to select the degree of shading applied to the selected cells.Shading Color ButtoncolorAllows you to select the color of the shading of the selection.Background Color Buttonfill colorAllows you to select the color of the background of the selection.


Adding Borders and Shading

  1. Select the paragraph(s) to which you want to add shading and/or border(s).

  2. To add a border, click Type type » select the desired border option.

  3. To add shading, click the down arrow next to Color color » select the desired shading option.

Removing Borders and Shading

  1. Select the paragraph containing the border or shading you want to remove.

  2. To remove the border, click Type type » select No Border.

  3. To remove the shading, click the down arrow next to Color color » select No Fill.

Modifying Borders and Shading

  1. Select the paragraph containing the border or shading you want to modify.

  2. To modify the border, click Type type » select the desired border option.

  3. To modify the shading, click the down arrow next to Color color » select the desired shading option.

 Borders and Shading Options: Dialog Box Option

To view the Borders and Shading dialog box:

  1. Select the paragraph(s) to which you want to add shading and/or border(s).

  2. From the Format menu, select Borders and Shading...
    The Borders and Shading dialog box appears.
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Adding Borders

  1. Select the paragraph(s) to which you want to add border(s).

  2. Open the Borders and Shading dialog box.

  3. Select the Borders tab.

  4. From the Style scroll box, select the desired border style.

  5. From the Color pull-down list, select the desired border color.

  6. From the Width pull-down list, select the desired border width.

  7. Click OK.

Modifying Borders

  1. Select the paragraph containing the border you want to modify.

  2. Open the Borders and Shading dialog box.

  3. Select the Borders tab » select the desired border option.

  4. Click OK.

Removing Borders

  1. Select the paragraph containing the border you want to remove.

  2. Open the Borders and Shading dialog box.

  3. Select the Borders tab.

  4. Under Setting, select None.

  5. Click OK.

Adding Shading

  1. Select the paragraph(s) to which you want to add shading.

  2. Open the Borders and Shading dialog box.

  3. Select the Shading tab.

  4. From the Fill box, select the desired fill effect.

  5. (Optional) Under Patterns, from the Style pull-down list, select the desired pattern style.

  6. (Optional) Under Patterns, from the Color pull-down list, select the desired pattern color.

  7. Click OK.

Modifying Shading

  1. Select the paragraph containing the shading you want to modify.

  2. Open the Borders and Shading dialog box.

  3. Select the Shading tab » select the desired shading option.

  4. Click OK.

Removing Shading

  1. Select the paragraph containing the shading you want to remove.

  2. Open the Borders and Shading dialog box.

  3. Select the Shading tab.
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  4. From the Fill box, select No Color.

  5. In the Patterns section, from the Style pull-down list, select Clear.

  6. Click OK.