How to put frames around pictures in Microsoft Word

Adding borders around your pictures prevents white-background photos from spilling over into your document. It’s also an easy way to add a little extra flair to them. How to put frames around pictures in Microsoft Word.

To add a frame around your picture, open Word on your Windows 10 PC or Mac and click the picture you want to add a frame to. If you don’t already have the picture in your document, you can insert one by clicking Insert> Pictures.

Once selected, the Aspect Ratio tab is displayed. Click on it, then choose a style from the Image Styles gallery.

Picture styles gallery

You can click the down arrow next to the styles that appear to expand the gallery.

To select a frame you want, just click on it. The style is then applied to the image. To the exampleif we choose the metal frame style, the picture will look like this:

Metal frame around the picture


You can also customize the frame of your picture. Click the image and choose Image Frame in the Image Styles group of the Image Format tab.

Picture border option

A drop-down menu will appear. Here you can choose between several different colors for your frame. You can also apply a frame thickness (the width of the frame) and dashes (the line style of the frame).

Image border options

To remove the frame from an image, click the photo and choose Reset Image in the Adjust group of the Image Format tab.

Reset image

This will remove any borders, styles, and effects applied to the image.

While Microsoft is certainly not known for its photo editing suite, Word has a decent library of basic tools you can use to tweak your images, such as: For example, removing a background from an image and placing text over an image. Play around with Word’s feature set to see what you can do!

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