How to Add Borders and Color to Paragraphs in Google Docs - - Windows Tips and Tricks with Geek

Sunday, February 27, 2022

How to Add Borders and Color to Paragraphs in Google Docs

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Add a Border or Color to a Paragraph

Head to Google Docs, open your document, and select the paragraph by dragging your cursor through the text. This highlights it in blue.

Paragraph selected in Google Docs

Go to Format in the menu, move your cursor to Paragraph Styles, and pick “Borders and Shading” in the pop-out menu.

Select Format, Paragraph Styles, Borders and Shading

When the Borders and Shading window appears, you can make your selections.

To add a border, start by choosing the Border Width. You’ll then see the line locations highlighted at the top. Click to select or deselect the border Positions you want to use.

Border Width and Positions

You can then use the drop-down boxes for Border Dash to pick a line style and Border Color to choose an option from the color palette.

Border Dash and Border Color

To apply shading to the paragraph, use the Background Color drop-down box. You can use shading with or without a border.

Paragraph Background Color

One more option is the Paragraph Padding at the bottom of the window. This lets you add more or less space between the text and the border or for the background color.

Paragraph Padding

When you finish setting up the border or shading, click “Apply.”

If you decide to remove a border or color you add to your paragraph, you can easily reset the changes you make. Select the paragraph and return to Format > Paragraph Styles > Borders and Shading. Click “Reset” in the pop-up window.

Reset Borders and Shading in Google Docs

Making a section of text in your Google Doc stand out is easy with borders and shading. 

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