Add a Page Background to a Word 2010 Document

If you are planning to share a Word document online, you can add variety and color to it by adding a color to its background. But, you may want to think twice about adding a background color to an official document you plan to present to your boss! That said, background colors bring creativity and life to content, so depending on the contents and nature of the document, you can choose to add a  background color. Usually, the background color is not displayed on print. You will need to modify the settings in the Word Options dialog box to view the background when printed. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to add a page background to a Word 2010 document and also make it available when printing it out.

How to Add a Page Background to a Word Document

1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Background group, click Page Color.

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2. In the Page Color gallery, select an option.

How to Add a Page Background

  • From the Theme Colors and Standard Colors section, select a solid fill color.
  • Click More Colors to choose a custom color.
  • Click Fill Effects to add a gradient, texture, pattern, or picture.

How to Print a Document with the Background

1. Select the File tab and choose Options.

2. The Word Options dialog box is displayed. On the left of the dialog box, select Display.

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3. To the right of the dialog box, in the Printing options section, check Print background colors and images and click OK.

Print a Document with the Background

You can now design a web page or a greeting card using these 3 simple steps.

You can also change the document background using these steps.

1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Background group, click Page Color.

2. Select a different background option from the various sections available in the gallery; Theme Colors and Standard Colors; More Colors; or Fill Effects.

How to Remove a Background Color

To completely remove a background:

1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Background group, click Page Color.

2. Click No Color.

Now that you are completely familiar with the different background color options in Word, go ahead and make your documents more creative and dashing!

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