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:
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.