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How to Change the Background Color in Microsoft Word

January 25, 2013 By: Jono Category: Office

how to change the background color in microsoft word document

The default, the base color of MS Word page layout is white, and the default color of the template is silver. Actually the white pages can be changed as you want. Change the background color in MS Word will create a more attractive appearance.

Here’s how to change the background color and template in MS Word, I have applied this method in Microsoft Word 2010. As I understand, this way can be applied to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. Please try it…

How to change the background in MS Word

  1. Open a document to be changed the background.
  2. On the ribbon, click the Page Layout tab and select the Page Color. Navigate cursor to the desired color, to see the preview.
    change background color in ms word
  3. If you want to use an image to replace the color, click the Page Color > Fill Effects.
    change background image in ms word
  4. Then Fill Effects window will appear. Click the Picture tab and click the Select Picture button. Continue by selecting one of the images that will be used as a background. Click the insert button, and click the OK button.
    select background image in ms word
  5. Now look, the image will be applied to the background page. Change the font color if needed, to improve readability.
    background image apply in ms word
  6. If you want to clear the background color or image, open the Page Color > select No color.
    clear background color and image in ms word
  7. If you want the background color or image is applied in the printout, so change the settings in Word Options. Click the Office button > Options > Display > Print background colors and images.
    print background colors and images

How to change the template color in MS Word

  1. The default color of the template in MS Word 2010 is silver; you can change it (there are 3 colors).
  2. Click the Office button > Options > General > Color scheme. Choose your desired color (blue, sliver or black), and then click the OK button (the changes will be visible after you click the OK button).
    change template color in ms word
  3. Then the color template will look according to the color you choose.

Now the color of the page layouts and templates in MS Word has been changed as you want. MS Word looks more attractive, it will increase the spirit of your work.

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