Bordering a Graphic

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 27, 2014)

You already know that when you are creating slides for a presentation, you can add images to those slides. (A picture is worth a thousand words, after all.) What you may not know is that you can add some embellishments to the image once it is in the slide.

One embellishment you can add is a border. Presentation provides tools that allow you to add thin or thick borders using a variety of line styles. All you need to do is select the image you want to border and then click the Format menu. The bordering options are shown near the bottom of the menu. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1. The bordering options on the Format menu.

Note that there are three bordering options available:

  • Line Weight. This option controls how thick the border is. You can select a thickness from 1 pixel to 24 pixels.
  • Line Dash. By default the border is solid, but you can select among several non-solid options for the border.
  • Line Decorations. This option allows you to specify, chiefly, how the corners of the border should appear.

Both the Line Weight and Line Dash options are also available from the toolbar. Just to their left on the toolbar is another bordering option, Line Color. This tool is not available on the Format menu; it allows you to select from among many different colors for your image's border.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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