I have Googled and searched ESRI help files and experimented until I am blue, not to mention reloading ArcGIS Desktop10 for Repair and adding the SP5 to it. I no longer have the options of border or background for data frame in layout view. I used to -- and now don't. I don't know what changed it yet it is impossible for me to combine data frame layers with the data frame borders visible. This is what I see when I right click on the data frame properties Both on the data frame in the layout view and on the data frame in the TOC in layout view: What happened and how do I fix it? Thanks.