Add a Border to a Title Page in MS Word

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MS Word's Borders and Shading feature allows you to control exactly where to place a border in a document. For example, let's say you want only your title page to have a border along the left and right margins.

Follow the steps below to make it happen:

  1. Select the title page.
  2. Go to Format | Borders and Shading.
  3. On the Page Border tab, select a setting.
  4. Decide on your formatting by making selections from the Line Style, Art, Width, and Color drop-down lists.
  5. In the Preview section, click the buttons to turn off the border at the top and bottom margins.
  6. Select This Section - First Page Only from the Apply To drop-down list.
  7. Click the Options button.
  8. Select Text from the Measure From drop-down list.

You can also add a border to a page in the middle of the document by making that page a new section and selecting This Section from the Apply To drop down list.

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