Adding borders to text items

You can add borders to individual text items; for example, if you want to make the boundaries of text items clear. You can show borders on text items in addition to erasing their backgrounds.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. Select the text items to which you want to add borders. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Border in the Text group.


Borders are added to the selected text items.

  • Deactivating Border removes borders from the selected text items.

  • You can show borders on text items automatically by using paragraph styles set to show borders by default.


Figure 1. Text with no border
Figure 2. Text with border shown

After Completing This Task

You can change the padding between text items and each edge of their borders.