How to add page borders?

Discuss the word processor

How to add page borders?

Postby paintertr » Mon May 19, 2008 3:24 am

I am looking to add a border around the entire page in Open Office Writer.

How do I go about doing that?

I want it to be around the whole page.
paintertr
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 3:21 am

Re: How to add page borders?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon May 19, 2008 6:32 am

Format, Page, Borders.
Idiot Compassion
LibreOffice 6.0.4 on Windows 10
User avatar
Bhikkhu Pesala
 
Posts: 1253
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:27 am

Re: How to add page borders?

Postby foxcole » Tue May 20, 2008 5:28 pm

Note that this will put a line border on the text margins (I think because they're known to be in the printable area of a page... some printers require a half-inch minimum margin, for example, for the sheet-feed rollers so they can't print in that area). You will want to modify the "spacing to content" values; otherwise the text will hug the margins as it's supposed to do, but with a border there isn't automatically space padded into the margins.

If you mean a decorative graphical border, you'll need to create that in Draw on a page the same size as your document page, save it as .png or whatever, then set it as the page background in Writer (Format> Page> Background, change "As" from Color to Graphic).
Cheers!
---Fox

OOo 3.2.0 Portable, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
User avatar
foxcole
Volunteer
 
Posts: 1507
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:31 am
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: How to add page borders?

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue May 20, 2008 5:34 pm

In the latter case, you should subscribe and vote for it (up to 2 votes per issue) : Issue 24923 - Borders as graphics.

Thanks to be more precise next time, it will improve both the time to get an answer and its relevance.

Thanks to add '[Solved]' at beginning of your first post title (edit button) if your issue has been fixed.
AOO 4.1.7 on Xubuntu 19.10 and 4.1.5 on Windows 10 (with winPenPack port).
User avatar
Hagar Delest
Moderator
 
Posts: 28624
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:07 pm
Location: France

Re: How to add page borders?

Postby foxcole » Tue May 20, 2008 5:40 pm

Hagar de l'Est wrote:Thanks to be more precise next time, it will improve both the time to get an answer and its relevance.

Very true! That's why we have these guides to help:
How to ask a question on the forum
Survival Guide for the forum
Cheers!
---Fox

OOo 3.2.0 Portable, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
User avatar
foxcole
Volunteer
 
Posts: 1507
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:31 am
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: How to add page borders?

Postby Trink123 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:00 pm

I simply make a rectangle with the fill color set to NONE and I chose my line properties. Make sure you select the border and arrange it to be in front. Otherwise, a graphic that isn’t transparent could cover the border. Good luck.
Mac OS 10.11.6; Open Office 4.1.6
Trink123
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:47 pm


Return to Writer

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests