Mastering Google Docs: Easy Techniques to Add a Border

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How to Add a Border in Google Docs

Hello, I’m Tracy. One of the most common questions I receive is how to add a border in Google Docs. Today, I’ll guide you through an easy, step-by-step method of adding an aesthetic and professional touch to your documents in no time. Let’s get started.

Step-by-Step Guide to Adding a Border in Google Docs

Step 1 : Open a Document

Start by opening a Google Doc. You can either create a new document or opt to edit an existing one.

Step 2 : Insert a Table

Next, click on the ‘Insert’ tab on the top menu and select the ‘Table’ option. You’ll then need to choose the ‘1×1’ option – because what you essentially want is just a single cell, which will act as your border.

Step 3 : Adjust the Size

Once the cell appears on your document, you can adjust the size to fit your preference by clicking on and dragging the bottom right corner of the cell.

Step 4 : Customize the Border

To adjust the border to your liking, right-click the cell and select ‘Table properties’. This will open a pop-up window that lets you modify the border – from changing its width and color to customizing the cell background color.

Step 5 : Add Text

Lastly, click inside the border to begin typing, or simply paste your prewritten text inside.

Ending Thoughts

See, adding a border to a Google Doc wasn’t that hard, was it? It’s just a simple workaround using the table feature to create a clean, attractive border. If you have any questions or issues, feel free to contact me at

Remember, my mission with is to make tech less intimidating and more approachable for all. With easy-to-understand content, troubleshooting guides, and how-to articles, I’m committed to demystifying intricate tech problems and providing simple, easy-to-follow solutions. Happy documenting!

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