Google doc is an alternative to Microsoft word because it performs almost the same functions, one of which is adding a border to a page.
However, the process of adding a border in Google docs is quite different from that of Microsoft and can also be confusing for beginners.
But in this article, I will be showing you 2 simple ways to create borders in Google Docs.
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How to Add Page Borders in Google Docs
In Google Docs, there are a few options for adding a border to your pages. These are several ways to make a border around a single page. So, if you want a border on all of your pages, you’ll have to select the same choice for each one.
1. Create a Single Cell Table
The simplest approach to creating a border around a Google Docs page is to use a single cell table with a border. Because you can fill in text inside a cell just as you can on a page, this will appear to be a page with a border.
Select the Insert menu, select Table, and then select the 1×1 table.
This will drop a table into your document. Since it’s just a one-cell table, it shows up as a box in your document.
Select any side of the table and readjust the height and width of the table so that it encircles the entire page.
When you’re finished, your table will form the page border. You can type anywhere inside this box and type just like if you’d type into the page itself.
The text color, alignment, and everything else can be formatted in the same way. This means that using a single-cell table to create your Google Docs page border will cost you nothing.
Simply select the table border itself to change its appearance if you don’t like how it looks or if it doesn’t appear at all. The formatting menu will appear in the ribbon. To change the border color, click the format (pen) icon.
To the right of this, you’ll see icons to change the border thickness and the border style (like a dotted line instead of solid).
2. Inserting a Drawing – Box or Text Box
If you don’t like the table option, there are additional ways to establish a page border in Google Docs. You may make a border by first inserting a design and then adding a standard box or a text box to it.
1. Select the Insert menu, select Drawing, and then select New.
2. In the menu, select the shapes icon, select Shapes, and then select the rectangle icon to insert a rectangle shape into your document.
3. This will insert a rectangle into the drawing tool. You can resize it here if you wish (by dragging the borders), or just select Save and Close since you’ll have an opportunity to resize it inside your document anyway.
4. The rectangle will now display inside your Google Docs page. You may resize this shape, in the same manner, you resized the table. Simply pick the rectangle and drag either side to resize it to the document’s edge.
5. The background border of the document will be blue. So, if you prefer white or some other color, just select the rectangle and select the Edit button at the bottom.
6. This will open the drawing tool again where you’ll find the editing toolbar. Here you can change the fill color, border color, border line thickness, and border style.
Just select Save and Close again for those changes to show up on the rectangle that’s in your document.
Note: Instead of a conventional shape, you may use an image box in the document. However, because you may start typing text into either, they effectively operate the same way. A text box is created without a border by default, so if you want one, you’ll need to change it to add one.