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Old 08-12-2011, 10:42 AM
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I'm adding some graphics to a Word document and I'm playing around with borders. It seems I can create a visible border around images that are wrapped within text but not if they're alone on a line (i.e. surrounded by white space). To do this, I right-click on the image, go to format picture, click on colors and lines, and under line I set color to black. This works on images within text. With other images, however, the option to set the line color to black is grayed out.



Is there any way around this?
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:06 PM
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Interesting. A work around is to change the test wrapping to one of the other options, add the border, and then restore the inline text-wrapping. Worked for me.
You can probably record a macro to do this, once you have selected an image.

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Old 08-12-2011, 01:37 PM
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I'm not sure what you mean.

I tried pasting the image again into the document, this time right into a paragraph of text. For some reason, it doesn't want to be wrapped with text. It seems to want to sit on a single line (with text to the left and right) but every other line of text are pushed above the image and below it... and it won't allow for borders.

Could this have anything to do with the fact that I copied and pasted it from a website in which it never had any text surrounding it to begin with? I know that all the other images I pasted in (that actually work to have borders) where taken from websites in which they were left-aligned or right-aligned with text surrounding it.

I'm completely unfamiliar with macros. Do you think this would help? Is it difficult to learn?
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:47 AM
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Sorry, I should have given more complete instructions.
Select the graphic. Look for the Picture tools tab that should appear above the ribbon, over towards the right. If word is not maximzed on your screen, such "super tabs" may be harder to see. Select the Pciture tools tab and click on the Text wrapping button in the Arrange section. Set Text wrapping to "In line with text."

This will put the graphic in it's own paragraph. Create the borders your want. Then, with the graphic still selected, return to the Text wrapping menu and select square. You can then position the graphic manually where you would like it in a paragraph.

Depending on the type of image, there may be other adjustments you can make, adn these you can look up.

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Old 08-15-2011, 09:07 AM
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I don't think I'm getting a picture tool tab (does it matter what version of Word I'm using? Mine's 2003), but following your instructions to look to the right, I found something that helped. On the main tool bar, there's a button that says "outside border" with a drop down menu. I clicked the drop down menu and was presented with a set of options for how I want the border to look. I chose all four sides and voila! I now have a border on all the images I like.

Thanks for leading me in the right direction.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:17 AM
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Since you have Office 2007 shown in your posts, I was using those referents. The Borders dialogue in 2003 may be under Tools/Borders; it has been a couple of years since I used 2003. In any case,it will have Box as an option, so that you needn't apply each side separately.

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