How to apply fill color in Word

Change the Page Background in Word InstructionsJoseph Brownell2 years agoChange the Page Background in Word: OverviewHow to Change the Page Background in Word You can easily chang

How to apply fill color in Word

Change the Page Background in Word  InstructionsJoseph Brownell2 years ago

Change the Page Background in Word: Overview

How to Change the Page Background in Word

You can easily change the page background in Word. You can change the page background in Word to a color or apply a fill effect to it to make it more visually interesting. To change the page background in Word, click the Design tab in the Ribbon. Then click the Page Color drop-down button in the Page Background button group.

How to Change the Page Color in Word

To change the page color in Word, then choose a color from one of the sections in the drop-down menu that then appears. Alternatively, to apply a custom page background color, click the More Colors command to open the Colors dialog box. Then either click the Standard tab and select one of the colors in the honeycomb of color choices or click the Custom tab to select a color from the rainbow gradient and then use the slider to the right to change its darkness or lightness. Then click the OK button to apply the color and close the dialog box.

How to Apply a Fill Effect to a Page Background in Word

Alternatively, to apply a fill effect as a page background in Word, select the Fill Effects command from the Page Color buttons drop-down menu, instead. Doing this then opens the Fill Effects dialog box. You can then use the Gradient, Texture, Pattern and Picture tabs in this dialog box to change the settings of the fill effect to apply to the page background. After making your desired fill effect choice in the Fill Effects dialog box, then click the OK button at the bottom of the dialog box to apply it to your document as the new page background. Lets look at the different fill effects you can apply to change the page background in Word.

How to Apply a Gradient as a Page Background in Word

To apply a gradient to a page background in Word, click the Gradient tab in the Fill Effects dialog box. Then choose a gradient color from the Colors section and then use any drop-down(s) and slider that appears to the right of those option buttons to select the desired color(s) or preset. The Transparency section is unavailable for page backgrounds. Next, select the angle of the gradient from the Shading styles section. Then choose the specific variation of the selected shading style to apply by clicking it within the Variants section.

How to Apply a Texture or Pattern as a Page Background in Word

Alternatively, to apply a texture as a page background in Word, click the Texture tab. Then click the texture to apply within the Texture list. Alternatively, to apply a pattern, click the Pattern tab and then click the desired pattern from the Pattern list. Then use the Foreground and Background drop-down to set the desired foreground and background colors.

How to Apply a Picture as a Page Background in Word

As a last option, to insert a picture as a page background in Word, click the Picture tab. Then click the Select Picture button to open the Insert Pictures dialog box. This dialog box contains three options. To use a picture from your computer, click the Browse button next to the From a file choice to open the Insert Picture dialog box. Navigate using the Insert Picture dialog box to find and select the local image file to use. Then click the Insert button in this dialog box to finish.

Change the Page Background in Word - Instructions: A picture of a user changing the page background in Word by using an image file.

Change the Page Background in Word  Instructions: A picture of a user changing the page background in Word by using an image file.

Alternatively, to look for an image using the Bing Image Search, type your keyword or phrase by which to find an image into the Search Bing field next to the Bing Image Search label. Then either press the Enter key on your keyboard or click the adjacent Search Bing button, which looks like a magnifying glass at the right end of the field, to show the results of the image search within this dialog box. Click to select the image to use in this dialog box and then click the Insert button to finish.

Alternatively, to use a picture saved to your associated OneDrive account, click the Browse button next to the One Drive link to show all your OneDrive folders within this dialog box. Then click a folder to show its contents in this dialog box. If needed, you can click the Back button in the upper-left corner of this dialog box to move back to the previous folder. Once you find the image to insert in your OneDrive folders, click it to select it, and then click the Insert button in the dialog box to finish.

How to Remove a Page Background in Word

To remove a page background in Word after applying one, click the Design tab in the Ribbon. Then click the Page Color drop-down button in the Page Background button group. Then select the No Color choice from the buttons drop-down menu to remove any page background color or fill effect.

Change the Page Background in Word: Instructions

Instructions on How to Change the Page Background in Word

  1. To change the page background in Word, click the Design tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Then click the Page Color drop-down button in the Page Background button group.

Instructions on How to Change the Page Color in Word

  1. To change the page color in Word, then choose a color from one of the sections in the drop-down menu that then appears.
  2. Alternatively, to apply a custom page background color, click the More Colors command to open the Colors dialog box.
  3. Then either click the Standard tab and select one of the colors in the honeycomb of color choices or click the Custom tab to select a color from the rainbow gradient and then use the slider to the right to change its darkness or lightness.
  4. Then click the OK button to apply the color and close the dialog box.

Instructions on How to Apply a Fill Effect as a Page Background in Word

  1. Alternatively, to apply a fill effect as a page background in Word, select the Fill Effects command from the Page Color buttons drop-down menu, instead, to open the Fill Effects dialog box.
  2. Then use either the Gradient, Texture, Pattern and Picture tabs in this dialog box to change the settings of the fill effect to apply to the page background, using the following instructions, as desired.
  3. To apply your fill effect document as the new page background after making your desired fill effect choice within the Fill Effects dialog box, simply click the OK button at the bottom of the dialog box.
Instructions on How to Apply a Gradient as a Page Background in Word
  1. To apply a gradient, click the Gradient tab in the Fill Effects dialog box.
  2. Then choose a gradient color from the Colors section and then use any drop-down(s) and slider that appears to the right of those option buttons to select the desired color(s) or preset.
  3. The Transparency section is unavailable for page backgrounds.
  4. Next, select the angle of the gradient from the Shading styles section.
  5. Then choose the specific variation of the selected shading style to apply by clicking it within the Variants section.
Instructions on How to Apply a Texture or Pattern as a Page Background in Word
  1. Alternatively, to apply a texture, click the Texture tab and then click the texture to apply within the Texture list.
  2. Alternatively, to apply a pattern, click the Pattern tab and then click the desired pattern from the Pattern list.
  3. Then use the Foreground and Background drop-down to set the desired foreground and background colors.
Instructions on How to Apply a Picture as a Page Background in Word
  1. As a last option, to insert a picture as a background, click the Picture tab and then click the Select Picture button to open the Insert Pictures dialog box, which contains three options.
  2. To use a picture from your computer, click the Browse button next to the From a file choice to open the Insert Picture dialog box.
  3. Navigate using the Insert Picture dialog box to find and select the local image file to use.
  4. Then click the Insert button in this dialog box to finish.
  5. Alternatively, to look for an image using the Bing Image Search, type your keyword or phrase by which to find an image into the Search Bing field next to the Bing Image Search label.
  6. Then either press the Enter key on your keyboard or click the adjacent Search Bing button, which looks like a magnifying glass at the right end of the field, to show the results of the image search within this dialog box.
  7. Click to select the image to use in this dialog box and then click the Insert button to finish.
  8. Alternatively, to use a picture saved to your associated OneDrive account, click the Browse button next to the One Drive link to show all your OneDrive folders within this dialog box.
  9. Then click a folder to show its contents in this dialog box.
  10. If needed, you can click the Back button in the upper-left corner of this dialog box to move back to the previous folder.
  11. Once you find the image to insert in your OneDrive folders, click it to select it, and then click the Insert button in the dialog box to finish.

Instructions on How to Remove a Page Background in Word

  1. To remove a page background in Word after applying one, click the Design tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Then click the Page Color drop-down button in the Page Background button group.
  3. Then select the No Color choice from the buttons drop-down menu to remove any page background color or fill effect.

Change the Page Background in Word: Video Lesson

The following video lesson, titled Selecting a Page Background Color or Fill Effect, shows you how to change the page color in Word. This video lesson is from our complete Word tutorial, titled Mastering Word Made Easy v.2019 and 365.

Word 2019 and 365 Tutorial Selecting a Page Background Color or Fill Effect Microsoft Training

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