I am trying to make a page border for cover page only (the first page) as shown in the figure.

Page Border

Any ideas how to achieve this?

  • Do you want this specific design, or something like that?
    – chadoulis
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 20:27
  • Hi @RajaAyaz... Are you willing on using tikz package? I think it is the easier way and gives you really much abilities...
    – koleygr
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 20:39

1 Answer 1


Here is a tikz solution:


   \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay,inner sep=0,outer sep=0]
     \draw[blue!70!black,line width=4pt] ([xshift=-1.5cm,yshift=-2cm]current page.north east) coordinate (A)--([xshift=1.5cm,yshift=-2cm]current page.north west) coordinate(B)--([xshift=1.5cm,yshift=2cm]current page.south west) coordinate (C)--([xshift=-1.5cm,yshift=2cm]current page.south east) coordinate(D)--cycle;

     \draw ([yshift=0.5cm,xshift=-0.5cm]A)-- ([yshift=0.5cm,xshift=0.5cm]B)--
     ([yshift=-0.5cm,xshift=0.5cm]B) --([yshift=-0.5cm,xshift=-0.5cm]B)--([yshift=0.5cm,xshift=-0.5cm]C)--([yshift=0.5cm,xshift=0.5cm]C)--([yshift=-0.5cm,xshift=0.5cm]C)-- ([yshift=-0.5cm,xshift=-0.5cm]D)--([yshift=0.5cm,xshift=-0.5cm]D)--([yshift=0.5cm,xshift=0.5cm]D)--([yshift=-0.5cm,xshift=0.5cm]A)--([yshift=-0.5cm,xshift=-0.5cm]A)--([yshift=0.5cm,xshift=-0.5cm]A);

     \draw ([yshift=-0.3cm,xshift=0.3cm]A)-- ([yshift=-0.3cm,xshift=-0.3cm]B)--
     ([yshift=0.3cm,xshift=-0.3cm]B) --([yshift=0.3cm,xshift=0.3cm]B)--([yshift=-0.3cm,xshift=0.3cm]C)--([yshift=-0.3cm,xshift=-0.3cm]C)--([yshift=0.3cm,xshift=-0.3cm]C)-- ([yshift=0.3cm,xshift=0.3cm]D)--([yshift=-0.3cm,xshift=0.3cm]D)--([yshift=-0.3cm,xshift=-0.3cm]D)--([yshift=0.3cm,xshift=-0.3cm]A)--([yshift=0.3cm,xshift=0.3cm]A)--([yshift=-0.3cm,xshift=0.3cm]A);

  {\Huge Title}\vspace{\fill}

  {\Large Author name}\vspace{\fill}



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  • Welcome @RajaAyaz... we could automate it a little bit to have easier adjustable distances... But I think you get the point
    – koleygr
    Commented Dec 28, 2017 at 6:34
  • Thanks, I tailored your solution to my needs a little bit and it works perfectly :)
    – Raja Ayaz
    Commented Dec 28, 2017 at 9:25

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