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Is there a way to put a border around a layout page similar to the way you can in Word?

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  • Gerry Straathof Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)
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    May 25, 2006 12:51 AM (in response to Pam.monson)
    What kind of border are you considering? A simple black border or something more elaborate with designs, vines, or other artistic embellishments?
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  • Matthias Rempe Level 4 Level 4 (1,560 points)
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    May 25, 2006 3:45 AM (in response to Pam.monson)
    StarFlower,

    here's a discussion on that topic: http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=778097#778097

    To put a border around your entire page try this:

    * Add a rectangle shape (Insert/Shape/)
    * Go to Graphic inspector and remove the Fill and maybe adjust stroke
    * Go to Wrap inspector and mark "Fixed on page"
    * Resize the border to the page size (or slightly larger).
    If you have Show/Layout enabled, this will help you. Also, the Metrics inspector is useful
    * Choose Arrange/Send to Back
    * If you want the border to appear on every page, move the Object to Section Master (Format/Advanced)



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  • Gerry Straathof Level 6 Level 6 (10,400 points)
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    May 25, 2006 4:05 AM (in response to Pam.monson)
    I originally asked about your intentions because there are some very interesting alternatives. Looking at the (ptooey) Word program at work I see you can add pictures and a wide variety of lined borders.

    For those, I would recommend checking out this program called Borders.

    Lots of different things to choose from there.

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  • Matthias Rempe Level 4 Level 4 (1,560 points)
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    May 25, 2006 2:41 PM (in response to Pam.monson)
    StarFlower,

    if you still have Word available, you could create documents with just the borders you like or need to have. If the borders are from Clipart gallery, you can simply open the document in Pages and voilà, you've got the border in Pages.

    The other type requires more steps but you could build your own collection:

    * Create a Word document with the border you like or need
    * Print the page to Preview
    * Crop the whitespace around the border
    * Save as Gif or PDF
    * Repeat for all borders you would like to have in Pages

    Now you can drag your new border to your Pages document and proceed with the step "mark 'Fixed on page'" ff. described in my earlier post.

    Well, these borders will look 'Word-like' – maybe that's what you want. If not, you're probably better off with the Borders program that Gerry suggested.

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