Different Page Borders for Different Pages in MS-Word

Different Page Borders for Different Pages in MS-Word

Different Page Borders for Different Pages: To give your word document a good look, apply different types of borders to different pages. To do so, follow the steps below with pictorial directions. 

Steps for Different Page Borders for Different Pages

  1. First, add enough pages in your document. For example, add 8 or more pages.
Add or Insert 8 or more page for page borders

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 2. Then click at the beginning of the first line of the page you want. For example, click at the 2nd  Page. 

Different Page Borders for Different Pages in Word

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 3. On the Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click on the Breaks, and then select the “Next Page” under the “Section Breaks”.

Section Break for the pages

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 4. Now, to stop previous page Section Break (Previous Border Style) or start a new section to the next pages wherever you want, click at the beginning of the first line on the next page, rather than the page that you want to stop the previous Page Borders Styles. For example, to stop at the 4th page and start from the 5th page, you should click only on the 5th Page for different page borders for different pages in MS-Word.

starting next section

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 5. Again, go to the Layout tab, click on the Breaks in the Page Setup group, and then select the “Next Page” under “Section Breaks”.

Section Break for the next pages in ms word

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 6. Again, to stop previous Styled Border to the next pages wherever you want, click at the beginning of the first line on the next page, rather than the page that you want to stop. For example, to stop at the 7th page, click the 8th page.

starting next section in ms word

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 7. Again Now, on the Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click on the Breaks, and then select the “Next Page” under the “Section Breaks”.

Different Page Borders in Word

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 8. Now, click in between the 2nd and 4th page, which were applied with the first and second section breaks.

Click to start mixed page sizes in ms word

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 9. After that, go to the Design tab in Word 2013 and later versions, or go to the Page Layout tab in Word 2010 and earlier versions.

10. Click on the Page Borders in the Page Background group

11. Then select the style, color, width of the border you want.

12. Click the drop-down arrow under the “Apply to”, then select “this section”, and then click ok.

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 13. Now again, click in between 5th and 7th page, which were the second and 3rd section breaks.

click one of the pages between 5th to 7th

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 13. After that, go to the Design tab in Word 2013 and later versions, or go to the Page Layout tab in Word 2010 and earlier versions.

14. Click on the Page Borders in the Page Background group.

15. Then select the style, color, width of the border you want.

16. Click the drop-down arrow under the “Apply to”, then select “this section”, and then click ok.

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 18.Now, the 1st page and the last pages are without Borders so let them apply.

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  1. Note:

    1. No need to apply the section break to the first page even if you start the page border from here.
    2. To stop the previous Page Border format to the next pages wherever you want, apply the section break to the next page, rather than the page that you want to stop. For example, to stop at the 7th page, click the 8th page.
    3. To start the new Page border format, apply section break to the same page except for the first page. Now your document is ready with Different Page Borders for Different Pages in MS-Word Document.

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