To insert borders into your Word document, open the document in Microsoft Word. Then click on the Page Layout tab and select the Page Borders option.
In the Borders and Shading options box, select the Page Border tab and select the border you wish to insert into the document. You can select the setting type you want: None, Box, Shadow, 3D, Custom depending on what you want. Try different combinations so that you know what each looks like.
Next, select the Style you want to display in your borders. There are various styles, such as plain lines, dotted lines, shaded borders etc. from which you can choose. You can also select the color and the width of the border you are inserting. For the best effect, keep the color subtle but do contrast it a bit with the page text. Also, make sure to keep the width sufficient so that the border is discernible.
Next comes the Art selection. You can choose to select various art designs from which to create the border. All of them are appealing, but I would personally prefer not using them, especially in business documents.
Once you have selected all the parameters like style, setting, art, color and width, you can see the preview of the border on the right.
You can click on the four buttons: Right, Left, Top and Bottom to add/remove the border on those sides. After that step is done, you can select which sections of the page or pages you want to apply the border to Whole document, This section only, First page only and All except First page.
You can also click on the Horizontal Line button on the left, if you want to insert just a horizontal line instead of a border. In the Options button, you can select the margins of the border, either from the text or from the page edges and Preview the border layout.
Once you are done with all the settings, just click OK and the page borders will be inserted automatically.
This is how you can insert page borders. In the next step, I will explain about element borders.