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How to add a border in Google Docs

Google Docs has a simple interface. This platform has many features, but it’s still not a full-featured word processor like Microsoft Word.

Surely, you can create a document with a border, even if it isn’t directly supported, you can create it using a workaround.

The information below will provide you with two methods that will explain to you how to make a page border in Google Docs. 

How to add a border in Google Docs using a table

Many people usually select a way to add a border in Google Docs by creating a single-cell table that goes around the entire page. To do that, you should follow the steps which are mentioned in the section below:

First of all, you should open Google Docs, and then tap on “Insert” which is located in the top menu.

After that, you should tap on “Table,” and then click the upper-left square of the table. In this way, a 1×1 cell on the page will be created. 

Then, you should click on “Enter” if you have a PC or “return” if you have a Mac keyboard repeatedly to make the cell wider all the way down the page. After the cell reaches the end of the page, it will be continued till the next sheet.

Then, you should tap on Format,” and after that, you should press on “Table,” then, you should tap on “Table Properties.”

When you have entered the “Table properties” box, the cell’s color and thickness can be changed. Moreover, the cell padding can also be increased. It will let you put more space between the border and the text on the page. To finish the process, you should tap on “OK.”

If you want, you can decrease the page margins so the border is nearer to the edge of the page. If you want to reduce the margins all over the sheet, you should tap on “File”, then, you should select “Page setup”.

How to add a border in Google Docs using an image

  • There’s one more method how to add a border image in the document and insert a text box inside it. However, this method has more restrictions than using a one-cell table. 
  • First of all, you should tap on “Insert” in the top menu, then, you should click on “Drawing,” and after that, you should press on “+ New.” 
  • Then, you should add an image of a border that you want to utilize into the Drawing window. You can also copy it to the clipboard and then all you need to do is just paste in. If not, you can also tap on the Image button in the toolbar and add it like that.
  1. The image also can be added using your computer, Google Drive, or a URL take a snapshot on your computer.
  2. The image can be also found directly from the web by simply tapping on “Search” and enetring your keywords into the Google search bar at the top.
  • After you have added the image, you should press on “Select.”
  • Next, you should tap on the Text Box button in the toolbar. There you can create text box inside the border. 
  • In the end, you can add the text which you want to be in the border. To finish the process, you should tap on “Save and Close.”

All in all, the process isn’t complicated.



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