Microsoft Word, the popular word processing tool has a feature that lets you change background color in Word. If you use Microsoft Word regularly, you might find it boring to write document with white background. Or, you might want to print another background color for document using Microsoft Word. Here’s how to change background color in Word.
Microsoft Word has a lot of advanced features. You can add ruler in Word, change margins, insert check mark, and even make brochure. It is possible for users to change word background color, page background color, even Microsoft Word theme itself. There are many stuff you can change background for in Microsoft Word. We’ll talk about all those stuff and you can jump to the section you want to read on.
These methods can be applied in Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft Word 2019. You can also do these things both in Windows 10 and Mac.
How to Change Background Color in Word’s Page
When people says they want to change Word background color, they refers to the page color which is the paper of the document in actual print condition. If you change page color, that means you will spend more inks to fill the color for the printed papers, that is also applied in Microsoft Word for Android. But, for those who really want and insist to do it, here’s how to change Word background color:
Open Microsoft Word. Open for the document you want to change page color for, or you can create a new blank document.
Now, go to the Design tab on the ribbon.
Click Page Color. This is where you can change Microsoft Word background color for pages. You can also change page border color, or even add watermark to the page.
To change background color, just click any color available on Theme Colors. You can also choose any color from Standard Colors. If you want a default transparent background, you can choose No Color so that you don’t waste more printer inks.
However, if you feel like there’s no desired color you want in Theme Colors and Standard Colors, you can choose your own color by clicking More colors. You can choose more background color to apply for Microsoft Word’s page. This is necessarily important if you want to change to specific background color.
Now, you will see Custom tab. You can move the selector to pick any color and change its level. You can choose color model from RGB to HTML.
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However, you might think that is too hard for you to pick a good color. You can choose Standard tab and pick a nice background color if you want to change to that color in Microsoft Word. Click OK to apply.
Microsoft Word also offer page border for users to change border for the page. It also includes a feature to change page border color, not just page background color in Microsoft Word. You can do that by going to Design tab, and clicking Page border at Page background group.
If you want to change the shading, you can change to another color by selecting any color in Theme colors and Standard colors. This will be applied for your future paragraph written in your document, not the border.
How to Add Picture to the Word’s Page
Microsoft Word also provide a feature to add picture your page’s background. This makes a better alternative if you don’t want to change Word background. You can do that in Design tab, and select Page Color. Then, click Fill Effects.
Now, for addition, you can change the background color to gradient color, too. You can choose any shading styles, transparency level, and gradient color to apply to Microsoft Word’s page.
Now, to change Microsoft Word background to picture, you can do that by clicking Select Picture.
How to Change Word/Text Background Color
When you paste content from website, for example Messenger, you might find it is hard to paste a normal text background color. You pasted a paragraph from a website, you bring the website’s background color of the text in Microsoft Word. Here’s how to fix that.
Select the text you want to change background color for. Click Borders at Home tab on the ribbon.
Click Borders and Shading to change the background color of the text.
At Shading tab, you choose No Color on the Fill.
Click OK to make the background color of the text white again in Microsoft Word.
How to Change Microsoft Word Background Color
Microsoft Word also offer a feature that lets people change the entire Microsoft Office background including Microsoft Word. But this kind of “background” is a background that you can see in the upper-right Microsoft Office apps, including Microsoft Word, like the image below.
Click File tab.
Go to Account and click the combo box on Office Theme or Office Background.
You can change the Microsoft Word background to another one. There are some Office backgrounds available for you to use.
Microsoft Word has some methods for users to change background. You can change page background color, border color, text background color, and even Microsoft Office background color. Specifically, you can change page background color on page so you can print out different paper color by using the first method.