# [NTG-context] Make a border around every page.

h h extern pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Mar 5 10:33:15 CET 2005

```John R. Culleton wrote:
> Some time back Hans provided a rather elabaorate macro that
> put a bevel type frame around a page. Now I am looking for
> something much less elaborate for an entire document. I wish to
> surround each page with a simple rectangle. perhaps 1 point
> thickness. The frame would be inset from the paper edge perhaps
> 3/8 inch on all four sides. The text would be set with margins of
> perhaps 3/4 inch all around on letter size paper.
>
> Can this be done simply? Is metafun the path to follow?

\setupbackgrounds[page][frame=on,frameoffset=-.5cm,rulethickness=3pt]

\starttext

\input tufte

\stoptext

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