Simple Ways to Change the Background Color in Word Document

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How to Change the Background Color in Word: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hi there! I’m Tracy, a tech writer at Valadilene. In today’s guide, I will take you through the easy steps to change the background color in Microsoft Word. It’s a simple task once you’ve practiced it a few times, and can help you enhance the visual appeal of your document.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Word

To start, you need to open your Microsoft Word program on your computer. If you have a document that you’d like to change the background color of, make sure that it’s open in Word first.

Step 2: Go to ‘Design’ Tab

Once you have your Word application open, navigate to the ‘Design’ tab located at the top of the interface. It’s among the toolbar options in your Word interface. Click on it.

Step 3: Select ‘Page Color’

Under the ‘Design’ tab, look for an option labeled ‘Page Color.’ Click on it to view the color palette.

Step 4: Choose Your Desired Color

From the displayed color palette, click on the color that you want to set as your new background. After selecting it, the background color of your document should change automatically.

Voila! You’ve successfully changed your background color in Word

That’s it! That’s how easy it is to change your Word document’s background color. This is a handy tool when you want to create visually appealing documents or when you want to differentiate various sections in your document. Remember that practice makes perfect – the more you do it, the easier it becomes. Happy writing!

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Until next time, this is Tracy signing off!