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Chapter 13. Advanced Document Formatting > Adding Lines, Borders, Shading, and ...

Adding Lines, Borders, Shading, and Backgrounds

Word lets you draw border lines and apply colors and other forms of shading to specific pieces of text, cells in tables, paragraphs, entire tables, or entire pages. When you draw a line around a page, it's called a page border. When you apply colors or shading to an entire page, it's called a background. And when you place a picture or text "behind" the text on a page—say, to print DRAFT diagonally across the page, or CONFIDENTIAL—that picture or text is called a watermark.

Quick Ways to Create Lines

The easiest way to draw a horizontal line across a page is to type any of the horizontal line AutoFormat characters (see Table 13.1) three times and press Enter. The line will appear above the characters you typed.


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