Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Topic B: Changing the document background
Background colors
To add a background color to a document, click the Page Layout tab. In the Page
Background group, click Page Color and select a color swatch.
You can also apply special effects to the background. To do this, use the tabs in the Fill
Effects dialog box, shown in Exhibit 2-4. These tabs are described in the following
table.
Tab
Used to…
Gradient
Apply multiple colors, which blend from one to another, as a background.
Also used to apply various shading styles.
Texture
Select the texture with which the color can be filled.
Pattern
Select the pattern—such as dotted, line, or bars—in which the background
color can appear.
Picture
Apply a picture as the background.
Exhibit 2-4: The Fill Effects dialog box
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