Defining Borders for Paragraphs

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Setting a Predefined Border Style

  1. Place the cursor in the paragraph for which you want to define a border.
  2. Choose Format - Paragraph - Borders.
  3. Select one of the default border styles in the Default area.
  4. Select a line style, width 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. Select the distance between the border lines and the paragraph contents in the Spacing to contents area. You can only change distances to edges that have a border line defined.
  6. Click OK to apply the changes.

Setting a Customized Border Style

  1. Choose Format - Paragraph - Borders.
  2. 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.
  3. Select a line style, width 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.
  4. Repeat the last two steps for every border edge.
  5. Select the distance between the border lines and the paragraph contents in the Spacing to contents area. You can only change distances to edges that have a border line defined.
  6. Click OK to apply the changes.

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