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I have a report with margins of

top 1"
bottom 1"
left 2.5"
right 1.25"

Note the assymetric border on the left side. I want a border along the left
margin (i.e., a vertical line running from 1" from the top to 1" from the
bottom, set 2.5" from the left edge of the page). It seems like it should be
a basic function, and I hope it is, but I haven't figured out how to do it
yet. Here's what I have tried:

If I use a paragraph border, the line gets messed up if I have different
paragraph indents (e.g., with a numbered list) or if the text doesn't go to
the bottom of the page. If I use a page border, I can't get it far enough
from the left edge of the page, and it runs from the very top of the page to
the very bottom of the page (ignoring the top and bottom margins). I have
tried putting a line into a header but that doesn't seem to work well if I
change the header or copy a section of one report into another report.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks
Travis
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Hi Travis,

I can definitely help you with adding a border along the left margin of your report. Here are the steps you can follow:
  1. Open your report in Microsoft Word.
  2. Click on the Page Layout tab in the ribbon at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on Page Borders in the Page Background section.
  4. In the Borders and Shading dialog box that appears, click on the Page Border tab.
  5. Under Setting, select Box.
  6. Under Style, select the type of line you want for your border.
  7. Under Color, select the color you want for your border.
  8. Under Width, select the thickness you want for your border.
  9. Under Apply to, select This section - First page only (if you only want the border on the first page of your report) or This section - All except first page (if you want the border on all pages except the first).
  10. Under Preview, click on the box that represents the left side of the page.
  11. Under Options, set the margin to 2.5" (or whatever distance you want from the left edge of the page).
  12. Click OK to apply the border to your report.

That's it! Your report should now have a border along the left margin. Let me know if you have any questions or if there's anything else I can help you with.

Best regards,
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Try this... in Format - Borders and Shading - Page Border, click the Options
button. Set Measure from: to Text instead of Edge of Page.

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"Travis" wrote in message
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I have a report with margins of

top 1"
bottom 1"
left 2.5"
right 1.25"

Note the assymetric border on the left side. I want a border along the
left
margin (i.e., a vertical line running from 1" from the top to 1" from the
bottom, set 2.5" from the left edge of the page). It seems like it should
be
a basic function, and I hope it is, but I haven't figured out how to do it
yet. Here's what I have tried:

If I use a paragraph border, the line gets messed up if I have different
paragraph indents (e.g., with a numbered list) or if the text doesn't go
to
the bottom of the page. If I use a page border, I can't get it far enough
from the left edge of the page, and it runs from the very top of the page
to
the very bottom of the page (ignoring the top and bottom margins). I have
tried putting a line into a header but that doesn't seem to work well if I
change the header or copy a section of one report into another report.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks
Travis


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It worked perfectly. Thanks Herb!

"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

Try this... in Format - Borders and Shading - Page Border, click the Options
button. Set Measure from: to Text instead of Edge of Page.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


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I have a report with margins of

top 1"
bottom 1"
left 2.5"
right 1.25"

Note the assymetric border on the left side. I want a border along the
left
margin (i.e., a vertical line running from 1" from the top to 1" from the
bottom, set 2.5" from the left edge of the page). It seems like it should
be
a basic function, and I hope it is, but I haven't figured out how to do it
yet. Here's what I have tried:

If I use a paragraph border, the line gets messed up if I have different
paragraph indents (e.g., with a numbered list) or if the text doesn't go
to
the bottom of the page. If I use a page border, I can't get it far enough
from the left edge of the page, and it runs from the very top of the page
to
the very bottom of the page (ignoring the top and bottom margins). I have
tried putting a line into a header but that doesn't seem to work well if I
change the header or copy a section of one report into another report.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks
Travis


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