Monday, August 1, 2011

WOOHOO!! I got it!!!

So I was playing with Microsoft and tried about a thousand combinations of text boxes and page borders and pictures and....well, anything that I could think of ..and it turns out it was much more simple than I thought!! If it had been a snake it would have bitten me!! I was able to recreate the border that I had seen and now I want to share this with you!!

Here are the steps that I took to make the super cute polka dot border:
1. First, open a new document.
2. Click on page layout and click page borders.
3. Choose the first style. From there you can choose the width and color that you would like.
4. Once you have done that, click on art. You will see many different designs and the polka dot one is toward the bottom of the list.


5. Click ok and TA-DAH!! You now have a adorable polka dot border!!

You can also change options on which pages have borders (so that you can choose to use it on the first page, whole document, etc.)

It really was easy and pretty much right in front of me the whole time.....but YAY!!!

27 comments:

Belinda Kinney said...

I l♥ve it! Thanks for sharing!!

♥Belinda
I Love 2 Teach

Kelly Schwamb said...

Thank you so much for sharing...all these years and I have never learned how to do that :)

Busy Bees said...

I will have to try this!! I have never seen it done like that before. Thanks for sharing

betty said...

Thank you! I tried it and it worked!

Dianne said...

Awesome! I never knew it was that easy!

Abby said...

Thank you for sharing!! I was so confused on how other people were doing that! :)

Abby
Third Grade Bookworm

Hollie said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!

Crystal said...

What version of Word are you using? I'm not finding the things you're talking about.

Thanks,
Crystal

Ms. Morgart said...

I think that my home laptop has Windows 7 but I am not 100% sure :)

It always makes me feel good to know that my posts are helpful!! YEAH!!!

Annie Moffatt said...

thank you so much for sharing this!!! I love finding out new ways to create cute things on the computer!!!
Annie

Tammy said...

Thanks! I was wondering how to do that! I have been trying to figure out how to layer the clip art! Grrrr! Can NOT figure it out!
Tammy
Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

Lori said...

I got this to work with other patterns but I don't see the cute polka dots!

Lori
Little Priorities

Ms. Morgart said...

@Tammy- someone told me to try doing them in power point but I haven't tried it yet. I can't wait to give it a try!

@Lori- I added a screenshot of the one that I choose to make the dots (it looks white in the pic only because it was highlighted). Hope that helps :)

Tamara L. Chilver said...

Thank you! Thank you! As you already know, I need big help with graphics so I really appreciate this tip.

Teaching Blog Addict
♥Teaching with TLC

Angie and Cindy said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I love finding new ways to make things on the computer since I am not the most technically inclined person. Your awesome!

Cindy

Teaming Up To Teach

Carolyn S said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! You just saved me soooo much time!

Shannon said...

WOW! Never would have figured it out myself!! THANKS! It worked!

Shannon
http://6thgradescottforesmanreadingstreetresources.wordpress.com/

Grade ONEderful said...

That was VERY cool. Thank you. I had no idea either.

❀Barbara❀
Grade ONEderful

Mrs. Mac said...

Oh my word! That was amazing - I never EVER saw that "art" part of the borders - thanks for the help! I don't think I'd have ever figured it out myself. ;) Lisa
First Class with Mrs. Mac

Alyson said...

OMG!!! Thank you for sharing. Like other people said...I never knew how other people were doing it and sometimes you hate to keep asking them How did you do that...I LOVE it!!!

abby said...

Wow that was super helpful! Thanks for sharing!

Abby
msalleysclass.blogspot.com

Camille said...

Lynda! Wow! I had no idea! I had to play around with it for awhile because I must have a different version. For my version (Word for Macs), I clicked on Format at the top and from there chose Borders and Shading. Once I was in the correct place, I scrolled through the Style window. I am still playing with it, but I see lots of cool borders. Thank you for inspiring us Lynda!!!!!
Camille
An Open Door

Myra Stoudt said...

Thanks a bunch. You helped make a first day of school questionnaire so much nicer!

Autumn said...

THANK YOU SOO much this was an awesome help!

Paige Tucker said...

That is awesome!!! This will go great with my polka dot theme in my room!
http://therelevantenglishteacher.blogspot.com/

My Mummy Reviews said...

Hi, I love the post! Thanks so much. I blogged about your tutorial here - http://www.mymummyreviews.com/2015/01/how-to-make-a-polka-dot-border-in-microsoft-word/ Best wishes, Kim My Mummy reviews

fairfaxmom said...

Exactly what I wanted to know! Yay!

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