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    Special Art Borders (Word 97)

    My daughter has a small piece of clip-art she would like to shrink and use in a series as a border. We use Word 97 (SR 2) on a Windows 98 machine. We went to the Art button on the Page Border menu. There are lots of choices but all these are "preprogramed". How do we take a gif or jpg or other art and use it as the border?

    In advance, thank you. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Special Art Borders (Word 97)

    I don't know in Word 97, but in OWrd 2000, you can do this by choosing

    Format|Borders and Shading|Horizontal Line Button|Import Clips Button

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    Re: Special Art Borders (Word 97)

    Larry,

    I am not an expert, but I believe you will need to open your clip image in an image editing program, construct your border on an 8.5x11 inch "page" (or whatever size you are using), save and close that file, and then import it into word. Maybe someone will be able to help with the *best* way to do this, what is the best image format to use- tiff?, etc.

    To bring it into word, I would try Insert l Picture l From File or Insert l Object. Make sure Float Over Text is checked. Fiddle with positioning the border if you need to, then right click l order l send behind text, right click l edit l wrapping l none. You may need to adjust your text with page setup or indents to make it all fit right.

    Sorry this is so sketchy, I've never tried to do this, and I'll be interested to see if there is a better way.

    Best of luck, doesn't look easy- Dave

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    Re: Special Art Borders (Word 97)

    Larry, it's been a few months since I used 97, but I'm sure that on the dialog box that you were looking at - Borderart - there is a button to create new. This will use any clipart image, but I'm not sure whether you can use a jpg or gif.

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    Re: Special Art Borders (Word 97)

    Larry, I just scoured W97 and couldn't find the option to create your own customized graphic border. I guess the kids at MS got a lot of requests for it since, judging from the W2K people who replied, they have the option there. Sorry we couldn't be of more help.
    If someone else knows of something I missed... I'd love to hear about it...
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    Re: Special Art Borders (Word 97)

    Larry, I scoured the help too looking for a way to add to the pre ordained border art and came up empty, but did find that if you make your own image of the completed page border you can import it to your clip gallery, which may make it easier to find and use in the future.

    Good luck, Dave

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    Re: Special Art Borders (Word 97)

    KT,

    I'd agree with you.

    Just to add, there is a folder (MS Office/Office/Office/Borders) which contains a number of "bdr" files- but which can't be read by Paint Shop Pro at least. I assume these are the files required- you just need a way to get at them and add to them.
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