Borders aren't just for tables and text -- they can add polish and prominence to the pictures in your documents as well. Here's a look at this simple design trick.
Using Word's Borders And Shading Dialog box, you can quickly add a border and/or shading to any image in your document. For example, say you want to add a border to the clip art shown in Figure A.
Follow these steps:
- Click to select the picture.
- Go to Format | Borders And Shading. (In Word 2007, on the Home tab in the Paragraph group, click the down arrow of the Borders And Shading tool and select Borders And Shading.)
- On the Borders tab, click Shadow under Setting.
- Select Dark Blue from the Color drop-down list (Figure B).
- Select 4-1/2 pt from the Width drop-down list and click OK.
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