Defining Borders for Objects

In Writer, you can define borders around OLE objects, plug-ins, diagrams/charts, graphics and frames. The name of the menu to be used depends on the object selected.

To Set a Predefined Border Style

  1. Select the object for which you want to define a border.

  2. Click the Borders icon on the OLE-Object toolbar or Frame toolbar to open the Borders window.

  3. Click one of the predefined border styles. This replaces the current border style of the object with the selected style.

To Set a Customized Border Style

  1. Select the table cells that you want to modify.

  2. Choose Format - (object name) ? Borders.
    Replace (object name) with the actual name of the object type you selected.

  3. In the User-defined area select the edge(s) that you want to appear in a common layout. Click on an edge in the preview to toggle the selection of an edge.

  4. Select a line style and color for the selected border style in the Line area. These settings apply to all border lines that are included in the selected border style.

  5. Repeat the last two steps for every border edge.

  6. Select the distance between the border lines and the page contents in the Padding area.

  7. Click OK to apply the changes.