Borders

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Sets the border options for the selected objects in Writer or Calc.

You can specify the border position, size, and style in Writer or Calc. When in Writer: In LibreOffice Writer, you can add borders to pages, frames, graphics, tables, paragraphs, characters and to embedded objects.

(all options only in Writer or Calc)

Choose Format - Paragraph - Borders tab

Choose Format - Image - Borders tab

Choose Format - Frame/Object - Borders tab

Choose Format - Page - Borders tab

Choose Format - Character - Borders tab

Choose View - Styles and Formatting - open context menu of an entry and choose Modify/New - Borders tab

Choose Format - Page - Header - More button

Choose Format - Page - Footer - More button

When in Calc: Choose Format - Cells - Borders tab

When in Writer:

Tip.png To modify the border of an entire table, place the cursor in a table cell, right-click, choose Table, and then click the Borders tab. To modify the border of a table cell, select the cell, right-click, choose Table, and then click the Borders tab.

User Defined Borders in Text Documents

When in Calc: User Defined Borders in Cells

Line arrangement

Select a predefined border style to apply.

If you are in a table or spreadsheet, you can also add or remove predefined borders. Use the Borders icon on the Table Bar.

Icon on the Formatting Bar:

Icon
Borders

Line

Click the border style that you want to apply. The style is applied to the borders selected in the preview.

Icon on the Formatting Bar:

Icon
Line Style

Select the line color that you want to use for the selected border(s).

Spacing to contents

Specify the amount of space that you want to leave between the border and the contents of the selection.

Left

Enter the distance that you want to have between the left border and the contents of the selection.

Right

Enter the distance that you want to have between the right border and the contents of the selection.

Top

Enter the distance that you want to have between the top border and the contents of the selection.

Bottom

Enter the distance that you want to have between the bottom border and the contents of the selection.

Synchronize

Applies the same spacing to contents setting to all four borders when you enter a new distance.

Shadow style

You can also apply a shadow effect to borders. For the best results, only apply this effect when all four borders are visible.

Note.png Graphics or objects that are anchored to a frame in the document cannot exceed the size of the frame. If you apply a shadow to the borders of an object that fills an entire frame, the size of the object is reduced to display the shadows.

Position

Click a shadow style for the selected borders.

Distance

Enter the width of the shadow.

Color

Select a color for the shadow.

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Related Topics

When in Writer: Defining Borders for Objects

Defining Borders for Pages

Defining Borders for Characters

Defining Borders for Paragraphs

Defining Borders for Tables and Table Cells