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 How to change background page color of one page in a Word document?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2018-10-22

Normally, when you apply the Page Color feature to insert page color to a Word document, all the pages of the document will be applied the same color. However, if you want to change one page color with another color, this article, I will talk about how to deal with it in Word file.

Change background color of one page in a Word document


Change background color of one page in a Word document

May be, there is no direct way to change one page’s color to differ with the whole document, but, you can use the following workaround to finish it. Please do as this:

1. Go the page of the document that you want to change its page color, and then click Insert > Shapes > Rectangle, see screenshot:

doc change one page color 1

2. Then drag the mouse to draw a rectangle which as large as the Word page, and then, in the Format tab, choose one color that you want to apply for the page under the Shape Fill drop down, see screenshot:

doc change one page color 2

3. And then keep the rectangle selected , click Format > Send Backward > Send Behind Text, see screenshot:

doc change one page color 3

4. Now, the rectangle has been inserted behind the text, and the page color is changed as following screenshot shown:

doc change one page color 4

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...unless you click first on Header - Insert - Rectangle - Shape Format - Send Backward- Send behind text.
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I've got exactly the same problem! I wanted to change the colour of only first page where header and footer are in use. They are covered by rectangular now.
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Halleluiah!
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Multumesc pentru sfat!
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Problem: it doesn't respect Header and Footers so you lose them in that page :(
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Proszę użyć funkcji przezroczystości wypełnienia.
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