Page Borders in Word - Why does my Word document suddenly have a page border and why can't I remove it the normal way?

Carla Rieger 20 Reputation points

I've been working on a long manuscript for years. Suddenly every page has a border. When I go to Page Borders and choose None, the borders remain. I've watched many tutorial videos, and read many Q&A's and they all offer the same solution that doesn't work for me. Any suggestions?

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  1. Stefan Blom 2,041 Reputation points MVP

    The border may be a graphic (designed to look like a border) which is anchored to the page header and therefore repeated on multiple pages. Double-click the header to find out. If you want to upload a screen shot for illustration, that might help us diagnose the issue.

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  1. Carla Rieger 20 Reputation points

    Hi Stefan - Thank you. That worked! When I redid the page number in the footer I inadvertently chose a style that included a page border. Deleting that style got rid of it. Very much appreciated :)