Modified 07 November 2019 by Vicki Rayner

Hardly a hidden feature, but not very well known by most, paragraph borders and shading in Google Docs. The perfect way to bring your document to life. 

Here’s how to apply Paragraph Borders and Shading:

  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. Select the paragraph you want to change.
  3. Click Format, Paragraph styles and then Borders and shading.
  4. In the window that opens, change how you want your paragraph to look.
  5. To remove paragraph borders or shading, click Reset.
  6. When you are done, click Apply.

Here’s an example of what you can do: