How to Insert Frames, Borders, or Clip Art into a Microsoft Word Document

Have you ever been frustrated using Microsoft Word because you couldn't remember what you should click to get something to look just right? Me, too. I also had many teachers ask me how to insert my frames, borders, and other clip art png files into a Word document. So, I created a visual tutorial.

The problem I had, however, is that I only use a Mac. That didn't help those teachers who use a PC and Microsoft for Windows. So Krissy Malone, a fellow TpT teacher, came to my rescue! She created the PC instructions, complete with screenshots. So whether you use a Mac or a PC, we hope you will find these useful!

You can download them on TpT here: How to Insert Text & Frames into Word
or download them on Scribd:

How to Use Frames in Word


  1. Very useful article. Now that we know how to add a frame, we need the frames. Check here for example: http://www.creattor.com/vectors/vintage-borders-frames-4490

    1. Thanks for commenting, John! You can also find frames here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tracee-Orman?&breadcrumb=3&rtype=152

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    1. If you go to the second page of resources from that link, you'll see a couple of free frames & borders packages, as well. :)

  3. I followed the directions for inserting the frame. Got it done. But when I copy and paste my text from another word document into this one with the frame it gets all out of whack. This is on a PC. Can you help me pretty please? :)


  4. I don't see a formatting palette anywhere. Are you using an older MacBook or am I? I purchased the frames but can't seem to insert them. Or I can insert them but then can't type any words over them. Your pages you show on here are not what I see on my word document.


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