How to Apply and Remove Borders in PowerPoint

When you first create text boxes in PowerPoint 2013, theydon’t have borders, so they blend in with the slide background. You can add a border to any object, choosing a line style (solid, dashed, and so on), line color, and line weight (thickness). You can also remove the border from a text box at any time.

In this exercise, you remove the borders from two text boxes and apply different borders to two others.

  1. On slide 4, select the Quick Lunch text box.

  2. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, click the Shape Outline button and then click No Outline.

  3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the Early Morning Eye Opener text box.

  4. Select the Blue Plate Special text box.

  5. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, click the Shape Outline button and then select the white square at the top of the palette (White, Background 1).

    See this figure.

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  6. Click the Shape Outline button, choose Weight, and choose the 6 point line.

  7. Select the Dessert Special text box.

  8. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, click the Shape Outline button and click Eyedropper.

    The Eyedropper tool enables you to pick up a color from another object on the slide.

  9. Click the background of the Quick Lunch text box, picking up that color.

    A border with that color is applied to the Dessert Special text box.

  10. Click the Shape Outline button, click Weight, and click 4 1/2 point.

  11. Click the Shape Outline button, click Dashes, and click the Round Dot dotted line.

    See this figure.

    For more practice, try several other border colors, weights, and styles for the text boxes. For example, click the Shape Outline button and choose Weight→More Lines, click the Line Color tab, and try creating a gradient line.

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  12. Save the presentation.

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