Is this even possible? I do a lot of newsletters, and I'm tired of
the "same old" page borders that are available under Format: Borders
and Shading. I've downloaded tons of clip art, and I have Print Shop--
but can I make my own?
Sometimes I let the kids make posters for service learning projects, and they like to color in the borders, so I like to be able to put in black and
you can place the picture yourself around the edges. Also when changing the size of any picture make sure you drag it diaganoly don't pull it left or right. or it will distort the size. once you get one the correct size you can copy and paste it then place it.
not sure if that makes much since. also go online for backdrops...you might find some things there you like
I'm not sure if this is what she was talking about, but I just cut and pasted the picture over and over on the top row and then one of the next line, then I just spaced over to the right side and pasted another one. Then I just copied the row and kept pasting it over and over. The only problem will be typing in the middle, it will mess up your spacing, so you'll have to keep putting them back. Other wise you could type on another document, print them both seperate and then cut out the type and paste it on the border page and then photo copy it as one. Does that make sense? I would be curious if there is another way to make a border.
I have made lots of borders and the method attached I have found to be reasonably straightforward.
As with anything new, a bit of practice is needed; I recommend starting with a fairly simple border design as well.
Even if your graphics are colored, you can photocopy the finished page in black & white and many graphics will still be suitable for coloring with felt tip pens etc.
Quite often I copy a colored graphic onto Paint and remove the color in the sections by using white in the paint pot. Other times I find an outline graphic from a coloring page and 'shrink' it to border size.
Other than selecting borders from clip art I think just pasting your image around the border is the way to do it. I swear there was a way to convert clip art to a border but maybe that's in Publisher and not Word?
This site (you'll need to remove spaces around the / since I can't post links yet I don't think and anything I've tried to post with links never shows up - just copy and paste the sbarnhill through .htm into your browser bar removing the spaces around the / and you should get there) has tutorials on how to use clip art borders or create your own border with clip art: sbarnhill.mvps.org / WordFAQs / BorderArt.htm
Now that I know about the 'Headers and Footers' bit, it will be easy to repeat the border on successive pages.
I'm now going to try to follow the instructions for the first (easiest) example given by s barnhill!
Yippeee! I tried the first example on Word, inserting a premade border from clipart. There are lots of clipart sites that have free borders too .
The border worked perfectly and repeated automatically as I moved to a new page. The only trouble was keeping the text inside the border and also looking neat. I found I had to insert a text box,drag it to the right size, do my typing and then remove the text box at the conclusion.
( To remove the text box, you select/highlight the whole box, go to 'format', then 'text box', then 'Colors and Line tab' then 'Line' then 'Color'- click 'Color' and select 'no line'). Sounds a lot but once you have done it a couple of times it becomes easy.
I have attached the 3 steps I took following s barnhill's instructions but then adding a text box :
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Thanks to ItchComputers ,I followed the tutorial and made a border using a single black and white schoolbag picture ( which chn can color
as reenierue wanted).
I kept the pictures large this time so I could see what I was doing (I found a size reduction to 25% as recommended in the tutorial was too small).
I still had to insert a text box and drag to enlarge to keep the print neat but this time it was a grayed out one. When I clicked ,it disappeared without having to do any other removal as I said in an earler post.
I am still working on boarders! You guys have it mastered! Here's what I did, I am not one for following directons! I started to, then I went off on my own! I want a photograph of my grandaughter around the edges! I made a strip of pictures..... But then I was at a loss for what to do next! I think I will attach it to this and see if ayone has any suggestions!
I will make a wholehearted effort to do a regular boarder this afternoon and see if I can do it!
Can't resist a challenge! I thought I'd try a photo border too and -sorry if I sound boastful- I had no trouble. It worked as easily as any other picture. I now have a lovely border of my pride and joy, my darling dog. I would have posted it but I promised 'no more'.
Reading directions is a pain, but if you work through the tutorial of s barnhill's you will probably find you don't need to do this a second time.
The main problem now is finding the time to make these borders.
PS- I think knowing how to make borders on Word is more useful than making borders on Publisher. The trouble with Publisher is that you can only open a file if you have the same version of Publisher that was used to create the page.
Hummmmmm you showed me up BIRD@@@@!!!!! Please send it to my personal email! I want to see it. Did you stretch it? firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks! I haven't made it home yet. Spring break has taken its toll on me, but I shall be home to work on it soon!
Aussie, I love your handle! Smiles. Yeah, well, I guess my school email is being a pain in the you know who, what, when, where and why! Anyway, why don't you try my yahoo email? If you feel like it. I have a couple I am trying, I started one at school and didn't get the chance to finish it. Then I started one of my son on this puter, and just have been busy! If I am doing it correctly, they are time consuming and tedious! My yahoo is email@example.com
I've posted much of my work on ProTeacher, and even things I've made specifically for ProTeacher members. I believe that what makes ProTeacher such a great site is the fact that so many of us share what we find, share what we make, share some fun and share our support!
Now if you're looking for pages with borders for your classroom memory books and scrapbooks, you might get some use from this site of PowerPoint Stationery pages. (Some of our teachers make scrapbooks with their students, so when I shared this site with them, they used quite a few of the pages for their work.)