Formatting tools are one of Google Docs best assets, and borders are one of them – they can be used in a variety of ways, and can look as unique as the content they are set around. There are two major ways to add borders to your document – have a look at them below.
Create a Table
While looking at your document, go to the Insert option at the top. Click on Table, and then select the very top-left square there. It should say 1×1 at the bottom of the little window segment – you are creating a table with only one cell.
Confirm this, and your cell will appear in your document. You can resize it by dragging around the edges of it, or change things like the colour, width and solidity of your lines using the relevant options at the top. You can even replace your solid border with dots or dashes – there are lots of options!
To add content, simply click into the box and add your content.
Use a Shape
If your text or information won’t fit inside of your table or you simply don’t like that option, you can also add a border around existing content relatively easily – by using a shape instead of a table. You’ll once again need to use the Insert option – this time, click on Drawing, and then New.
A secondary window will open up. Click on the circle overlaying a square at the top of it and then on Shapes. You’ll have several to choose from. Draw your preferred one, click Save and Close, and it will be added to your document.
Once you have added it, you can then move it around, change it’s alignment and more, just like you would with any other image or element.