How to Add a Border to a PowerPoint 2010 Slide

You can a border to a PowerPoint 2010 slide. When you are making a PowerPoint photo slideshow you will need this function. And your photos will surely look better with a customized border around the photos. There are two ways you can add a border to a slide in PowerPoint 2010.


Method 1: Add a Simple Border with Shapes.

You can add a simple border by drawing a rectangular and make a few settings such as reset the line style, thickness and color of the line.


1. Open your PowerPoint presentation, click the “Insert” tab →click “Shapes” in the “Illustrations” group →click “Rectangle”.

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2. On the slide, drag your mouse and draw a rectangle that is almost near the edge of the slide.


3. Right click the rectangle, click “Format Shape” to make some settings as below:

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  • To change the border line color of the rectangle, in the “Format Shape” dialog box, click the “Line Color” tab, choose a color you want from the drop-down list of “Color” button.

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  • To change the border line style, wider or narrower or dashed, in the “Format Shape” dialog box, click the “Line Style” tab, and you can set the “Width”, “Compound Type”, “Dash Type”, etc. on the right side.

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  • To remove the background color of the rectangle, in the “Format Shape” dialog box, on the “Fill” tab, click “No fill”.

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Method 2: Add a More Delicate Border Using Clip Art

Microsoft has created thousands of clip arts for you to download and use freely in your PowerPoint presentations.


1. Click the “Insert” tab →click “Clip Art” in the “Illustrations” group.

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2. In the “Clip Art” task pane → click in the “Search for” box → type ”borders” → and then click “Go”.

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3. In the results list, double-click the border that you like to apply it or just drag the border to the slide, and then resize, copy, paste, rotate, or flip the shape it to make it look the way you want.


Tips:

To ensure consistency of your PowerPoint presentation, you’d better use the same border on each slide.


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  3. How to Control Slide Speed When Making a PowerPoint into Movie
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