How to use paragraph borders and shading

You can use paragraph borders, but removing these borders isn't easy for somebody. This tip is how to insert and remove paragraph borders and shading.

To add the paragraph borders and/or shading, do the following:

    1.    Select the paragraph what you want to modify.

    2.    On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, choose the Borders list-box and then select Borders and Shading...:

Paragraph in Word 2007

    3.    To add borders, select the Borders tab, in the Borders and Shading dialog box:

Borders in Word 2007
  • You can choose the border settings, style, color and width, for example:
    Borders in Word 2007
  • You can also change indentions of your borders. To do this, click in the Options... button (on the right-bottom corner) and change indentions in the Border and Shading Options dialog box:
    Borders and Shading Options Word 2007

    4.    To add shading, select the Shading tab, in the Borders and Shading dialog box.

You can choose the shading settings, style and color, for example:

Shading in Word 2007

    5.    Click OK.

paragraph Borders and Shading example Word 2007

To remove the paragraph borders and/or shading, do the following:

    1.    Select the paragraph with borders or shading.

    2.    On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, choose the Borders list-box and then select Borders and Shading....

    3.    In the Borders and Shading dialog box remove the borders in the Borders tab and/or remove shading in the Shading tab:

  • To remove all borders, you can choose the None option on the Borders tab:
    Remove in Word 2007
  • To remove only some border, you can click in this border in the Preview section on the Borders tab.
  • To remove shading, choose the No Color item in the Fill section and choose the Clear style in the Patterns section (if it is necessary) on the Shading tab.