Although there’s not a specific command to add a border to an entire slide, there are a couple of ways you can make it take place. One method is to create a border using the overview of a shape. The 2nd is to use the Bing Image Search function built into PowerPoint to look for and place a border. Let’s see how it’s done.
Including a Border to a Slide Using a Shape Outline
Open up your presentation and select the slide to which you wish to include a border.
Change to the “Insert” tab and then click the “Shapes” button. Select a shape from the Rectangles category. In this example, we’re using a fundamental rectangle with squared edges.
A crosshair symbol display screens. Utilizing your mouse, position the crosshair sign on the upper-left corner of your slide.
Press and drag your mouse to draw a rectangle shape to include your whole slide. Launch your mouse to finish illustration. If you don’t get the placing right on the very first shot, you can grab any of the deals with on the shape and drag them to resize.
Now that you’ve got the size of the border right, you’ll wish to eliminate the background color from the shape. On the “Format” tab, click the “Shape Fill” button and then click the “No Fill” command from the drop-down menu.
By default, your rectangle shape has a thin border, but you can make it thicker if you want. On the Format tab, click the “Shape Outline” button. On the drop-down menu that appears, point to the “Weight” choice and after that choose a density for your border. In this example, we’re going with a 6 pt thickness. The result is a thick border around your slide.
Want an even thicker border? On that “Shape Outline” drop-down menu, click the “More Lines” command to open the Format Shape pane. In the “Line” area of that pane, you can change the change the “Width” setting to whatever you like either by entering a point size or clicking on the up and down arrows. In this example, we increased the width to 20 pt.
To include the border to additional slides, choose your shape and after that click the “Copy” button on the “Home” tab (or simply struck Ctrl+C). Switch to a various slide and after that click the “Paste” button (or press Ctrl+V).
Searching for a Border via Bing Image Search
Instead of adding a basic shape overview for a border, you can likewise look for a fancier border image. Select the slide where you want to include a border, switch to the “Insert” tab, and after that click the “Online Pictures” button.
Go into a search expression, such as “line borders” or “flower borders” in the Bing Image Search box, and then click “Search” (or press Enter).
Click a border you like and after that click “Insert” to add it to your slide.
That’s all there is to it!
We do have another little bonus idea for you. If you’re utilizing a background image on your slide and all you desire is a white border around it, you don’t even require to add a border. You can resize your background image so that it’s slightly smaller sized than your slide. Doing so gives the impression that’s there’s a white border around your slides. Have a look:
One way is to develop a border using the summary of a shape. To include the border to extra slides, choose your shape and then click the “Copy” button on the “Home” tab (or simply struck Ctrl+C). Rather than including an easy shape outline for a border, you can also browse for a fancier border image. If you’re using a background image on your slide and all you desire is a white border around it, you don’t even require to add a border. Doing so gives the illusion that’s there’s a white border around your slides.