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How to Change the Border Width and Colour in Microsoft Word

Changing the colour, width or style of your page border in Microsoft Word is a creative way to customise your document.

Microsoft offers hundreds of different border styles, including art works (pictures) that can be used to add flowers, stars, pumpkins, musical notes and more into your border.

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The standard border style in Microsoft is a single black line.

The standard border width in Microsoft is 1/2pt.

Therefore, updating this may result in a more suitable border for your project, allowing your document to stand out.

In this post we will walk you through how to change the style and size of your border.

Changing the Style and Size of your Border in Word

  1. Open Microsoft Word
  2. Press the Design tab
  1. Press Page Borders
  1. In the Border pop-out window, select the style of border you would update to
    1. Press the Art drop-down to insert a pictured border e.g. Christmas trees
  1. In the same Borders pop-out window, select the border colour you would like to update to.
  1. Finally, update the width of your border in the same pop-out window by pressing Width
  1. Press OK

Changing your border colour, style or artwork is a fun way to bring your Word Document to life.

You have now successfully customised your border.

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With technology making our lives so much easier, why hasn’t Microsoft clocked onto this yet and updated Word to never save over an existing file without asking, or to automatically track changes and keep a backup version of your old file – just in case you want to revert back to it later.

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Simul knows you need them tracked and doesn’t expect you to remember to turn tracked changes, it’s automatic. You can focus on making the changes, while Simul Docs focuses on tracking them without you having to think about it.

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Simul also has your version control covered.

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A versions list will appear on the left hand side of your document, making it easy for you to refer back to older versions at any time or track who in your team made edits where.

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Once you are a Simul user, there are two ways you can use the Simul solutions with your existing or new Word Document.

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