Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Deleting Paragraph Borders.

Deleting Paragraph Borders

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 20, 2021)

If you have added a border around a paragraph in your document, you may later want to remove the border. This is easy to do by following these steps:

  1. Position the insertion point in the paragraph from which you want the border removed.
  2. Display the Home tab of the ribbon.
  3. Click the down-arrow at the right side of the Borders tool (in the Paragraph group). Word displays a series of options.
  4. Choose No Border. Word removes the border from the paragraph.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (9863) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Deleting Paragraph Borders.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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