Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Adding and Customizing a Page Background
Figure 6-2 Choose a color for the page background from the Theme Colors or Standard Colors
area, or click More Colors to see additional choices.
Matching Colors
If you want your page background to match a specific color that is part of a
professional palette you use for printing, you can enter the RGB or HSL values to specify the
exact hue you want to use. Click Page Color in the Page Background group on the Page
Layout tab and choose More Colors. On the Custom tab, choose the color model you
want to use. For RBG, enter the Red, Green, and Blue values in the respective fields; for
HSL, type the Hue, Saturation, and Luminosity values that reflect your selected colors.
Notice that when you apply a page background color the hue lows throughout your
document. If you want to limit the background color change to a specific page or
pages, create a section and choose one page color for the section and another page
color for the rest of your document. To learn how to create sections in your document,
see Chapter 5, “Customizing Page Setup and Controlling Pagination.”
Using Fill Effects and Custom Backgrounds
Word 2010 lets you do more than simply add a color to your page background. You can
also choose a special treatment for that color such as a gradient—one color gradually fades
into another in the pattern you specify. In addition to gradients, you can add a pattern,
texture, or even a custom picture to the background of your page.
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