How to Add a Border in Google Docs

You can add a border to the page, paragraph, and image of the Google Docs document.

Let’s see how to do these in Google Docs (PC, Android, and iOS).

How to Add a Page Border

PC

Open Google Docs document.

Hit “Insert.”

Hover your mouse over “Table.”

Hit the first one (1 X 1).

Now, resize the table to the size of the page.

That’s all.

If you want to customize the border, follow these steps:

Hit the three horizontal dots at the top toolbar.

The first one from the left is “Background color,” which is used to change the background color inside the border.

The second, third, and fourth one is to change the border color, width, and dash, respectively.

Use the one you want.

If you want to customize one side of the border, then select the border you like.

Now, in the top toolbar, you can see the options to change the border color, width, and dash.

Use the one you like.

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Android or iPhone

Open the document in the Google Docs app.

Tap the “Pencil” icon.

Hit the three horizontal or vertical dots at the top.

Enable “Print layout.”

Hit the “+” icon at the top.

Tap “Table.”

Set “Columns” and “Rows” as 1.

Hit the “Insert Table” button.

Now, resize the table to the size of the page using the three horizontal and vertical lines at the side.

That’s all.

Select the table and you see the options to change background, text, and highlight color along with other options.

How to Add a Paragraph Border

PC

Select the paragraph.

Hit “Format.”

Hover your mouse over “Paragraph styles.”

Hit “Borders and shading.”

In the pop-up, you can set the border position, width, dash, and color. Also, you can set background color and paragraph padding. 

Once you have done setting those as per your wish, click on “Apply” button.

Note:

To remove the borders and other things you’ve set above, follow the below steps:

Select the paragraph.

Hit “Format.”

Hover your mouse over “Paragraph styles.”

Hit “Borders and shading.”

In the pop-up, hit “Reset” button.

How to Add an Image Border

PC

Select the image.

In the top toolbar, you can see border weight, dash, and color.

Use the one you prefer.

Android or iPhone

Select the image.

In the toolbar at the bottom, at the center, you see a border color icon.

Hit it and change the color as per your wish.

Beside that icon, you can see the “Border style” icon.

Hit it and you see the options: Border weight and Border dash.

Use the one you prefer.