How to add color or image to an MS Office Word document’s background?

There’s nothing wrong with a white background in a Microsoft Office Word document; it lets you add color or image to your Word document background. If you are bored with a white background on MS Office documents or want to beautify the MS Office Word document’s background, you can change the MS Word background with a color or image. This post will share the steps to add color or picture as background in MS Word Document.

How to add color to an MS Office Word document’s background?

If you are bored with the default white background of MS office word document and want to add some color in the background, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Open an MS Office Word document.

Step 2.  Select the Design tab. In the “Page Background” group, click the “Page Color” icon and select any color you want to set as the document’s background. If you want to try more colors, click the “More Colors” option and choose the desired color.

If, for any reason, you want to remove the background color from an MS Word document, select the Design tab. In the “Page Background” group, click the “Page Color” icon and select the No Color option to remove the background color and set the default white color as a background of the document.

How to add an image or picture to an MS Office Word document’s background?

Step 1. If you are not satisfied with the background color and want to add an image or picture as the background of an MS Office word document, click on the Design tab. In the “Page Background” group, click the “Page Color” icon and select the “Fill Effects” option from the drop-down menu that appears.

Step 2. Fill Effects window will appear on the word document. From the “Fill Effects” window, you can set gradient, texture, pattern, or picture as a background of the Office Word document. Since we will set an image or picture as a background of the Word document, click on the Picture tab.

Step 3. Click on the Select Picture button.

Step 4. Insert Pictures window will open. You can select the image from a file, bing image search, or OneDrive and set it as a background image of your Word document.

Step 5. Once you have selected your desired image, click the Insert button.

We have selected an image from the Bing search engine.

Step 6. Click the OK button on the Fill Effects window.

Now, the selected image is set as a background image in the Microsoft Word document.

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