Adding Border and Colors to Object Frames

When you place an object on a publication page, the border around the object is transparent (you can't see the frame) and does not have a border. You can only see the border when you actually select the object. You can add borders to your objects and also place shading and background colors on any object you've created.

To add borders and background color to an object, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the object you want to place the border around.

  2. On the shortcut menu, select Format Object (where "object" is the name of the object, such as Picture or Text Box).

  3. On the Format dialog box that appears, select the Colors and Lines tab (see Figure 6.5).

    Figure 6.5. Use the Colors and Lines tab to add a border or background color to an object.


  4. Use the Line Color, Style , and Weight drop-down lists to select the color, style, and thickness of the line for the border respectively.

  5. To add a background color to the object (most useful on text boxes), click the Fill Color drop-down list and select the color for the object's fill color.

  6. When you have made your selections, click OK .

You can also set custom borders for an object on the Colors and Lines tab. Use the preset buttons under the Preview box. This allows you to place a border line under an object or to the right or left, without placing a border all around the object's frame.

Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Year: 2002
Pages: 660
Authors: Joe Habraken

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