Software & Apps MS Office How to Add or Remove a Text Border in Word Use a border to highlight important information in your Word doc by James Marshall Writer James Marshall is a pro journalist who covers technology and computer troubleshooting. He is also skilled with Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and other word processors. our editorial process James Marshall Updated on December 02, 2019 MS Office Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook Tweet Share Email There are many ways to call attention to your important ideas in a Word document, including bulleted or numbered lists, different typefaces, and section headers. Another is text borders. If you do insert a text border, you may later decide your document looks better without it. If that's the case, you can easily remove it. This article applies to Word for Microsoft 365, Word for Microsoft 365 for Mac, Word 2019, Word 2019 for Mac, Word 2016, Word 2016 for Mac, and Word 2013. Apply a Text Border Placing a border around a section of text in a Word doc takes just seconds. Open your document. On the ribbon, select Design. Highlight the text you want to put the border around. In the Page Background group, select Page Borders. In the Borders and Shading dialog box, select the Borders tab. Choose a style, color, and width for the border. Select OK. The border surrounds the text you initially chose. Remove a Text Border If you later decide to remove the border, here's how to do it. Place the cursor anywhere within the bordered text. On the Design tab, in the Page Background group, select Page Borders. In the Borders and Shading dialog box, select Borders. Under Setting, select None. Select OK. The border is removed from the document.