Borders can emphasize parts of your table, such as a particular row or column. To add a border to a table, you need to define the following:
Where you want the border to appear (on the bottom of a row, on the left of a cell, on the top of a column, and so on)
The border color
The border line style
The border line thickness
To add a border, follow these steps:
1. Move the cursor to the row, column, cell, or table where you want to add borders.
2. Click the Design contextual tools tab that appears under the Table Tools tab.
3. Click Pen Color.
A color palette appears.
4. Click a color for your border.
5. Click the Line Style list box.
A pull-down menu appears with different line styles, such as dotted lines or triple lines, as shown in Figure 6-12.
The Line Style list box displays different types of lines.
6. Click a line style.
7. Click the Line Weight list box.
A pull-down menu appears with different line thicknesses such as 34 or 2!4 point, as shown in Figure 6-13.
Box displays different line thicknesses.
8. Click a line weight (thickness).
9. Click Borders.
A pull-down menu appears, as shown in Figure 6-14.
The Borders menu lists all the different types of borders you can choose.
10. Click a border, such as All Borders or Right Border.
Word displays your chosen border in the color and thickness (weight) you chose.