Options.DefaultBorderColorIndex Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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Returns or sets the default line color for borders. Read/write WdColorIndex.

expression .DefaultBorderColorIndex

expression Required. A variable that represents an Options collection.

This example changes the default line color and style for borders and then applies a border around the first paragraph in the active document.

ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Borders.Enable = True 
With Options 
 .DefaultBorderColorIndex = wdRed 
 .DefaultBorderLineStyle = wdLineStyleDouble 
End With