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I use Microsoft OneNote all day for all of my note taking. For the longest time, I’ve wanted to be able to paste an image into my notes and then have a border drawn around the image’s edges, like I can do in Word or Outlook. OneNote doesn’t support this feature though. I am using OneNote 2016 now but this has been a limitation for a long time, so this problem applies to older versions just the same and so does my solution below.
The work-around I found is pretty easy and effectively solves my problem. The fix for this is to insert a 1×1 table wherever you want the picture to appear and then paste the image inside that table’s only cell.
You can then format the table any way you like and so now the image has a border around it.
I hope this helps someone out there, as it’s been bugging me for a long time.
Ruth wrote, “4 years later and this solution is still perfect. I can’t get the thick border but this thin one is better than nothing. Thank you for the tip.” Cheers, Ruth. I’m glad that works for you!