Paragraph borders hints and tips
 
A border may be a good way to emphasize an important hyperlink, e.g., a Web address.
 
Before creating a border around text you should save a copy of the text, since border creation cannot be reversed without deleting the original text.
 
Since you are limited to only 16 border and border background colors, make background colors suitably pale to contrast with dark print by reducing their color intensity to 40% or less. Alternatively, use dark background colors and change text font color to white, yellow or a very light pastel shade. Use boldface or a larger font size if background is dark.
 
Use no border lines at all for a more restrained effect. However, note that this will result in no spacing at all.
 
The appearance may be improved if you add spacing and keep a very narrow border, like this.
 
Another method of reducing a border's width is to compress it by dragging the vertical Tree⁄Article pane divider to the right, capturing the screen by pressing Print Screen then cropping the image with an image editor such as Microsoft Paint and replacing the original paragraph border with it. The border below is actually an image file:
 
You can use a single paragraph border to create a horizontal line of a chosen thickness to act as a text divider, e.g.,
 
4 Pt width, black, no shading
 
 
10 Pt width, red, light green shading
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