Windows 10: WORD - changing background color

Discus and support WORD - changing background color in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; Is it possible to change the background color in Word? Not the color of the document itself but the color of the screen that surrounds it. I seem to... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by zalman, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. zalman Win User

    WORD - changing background color


    Is it possible to change the background color in Word? Not the color of the document itself but the color of the screen that surrounds it. I seem to recall this was possible in Word 2010, but I can't seem to figure out how to do this -- if at all -- in Word 2016.

    :)
     
    zalman, Dec 4, 2016
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  2. saveva Win User

    Background colour of applications, under Windows 10 I haven't been able to find this function

    don't doubt yourself, you made the right decision moving to windows 10, stick with it.

    are you asking how to change the background color just for word?

    this you can do not in windows settings but in word itself.

    design --> page background --> page color

    (for me it doesn't print the background color, just color for screen)

    (I have office 365 not sure what version you're on)

    Pale orange? I recommend robins egg blue my RGB 189, 216, 244
     
    saveva, Dec 4, 2016
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  3. ceemart27 Win User
    Can I change the background color of website page and the letters?

    Have you heard of Irlen? I have trouble reading the words on a laptop. Is there anyway to change the background color to an article I'm trying to read? And maybe a way to change the color or the letters? Without copying the page and pasting it into word.
    lol Thank you everyone!!! Chris
     
    ceemart27, Dec 4, 2016
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  4. KendraCB Win User

    WORD - changing background color

    I don't know what you mean by screen, but there is an icon of a bucket pouring paint that will color the background of the area you highlight only, whether the line or the paragraph etc. It's next to the line & paragraph spacing on the Home tab.
     
    KendraCB, Dec 4, 2016
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  5. Are you talking about the "theme" for Word (and other Office 2016 applications)?

    If so, yes, they have simplified and reduced options, compared to older versions of Office, just like they also got rid of Aero in Win10.
    It takes some getting used to.

    If so, perhaps this article will help:

    Change the look and feel of Office 2016 for Windows with Office themes


    HTH,

    MM
     
    MoxieMomma, Dec 4, 2016
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  6. zalman Win User
    Thanks Kendra but the bucket setting only applies to the document. Turns out that what I was looking for was in "Office Themes" but MS only has limited options so I guess I'll stick with what Windows 10 gave me.
     
    zalman, Dec 4, 2016
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  7. zalman Win User
     
    zalman, Dec 4, 2016
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  8. WORD - changing background color

    Sorry I could not help.
    Yep, every time I switch to my other computer with Win7 and Office 2010, I am reminded about the parts of Office 2016 that I do not like. (I have always used the dark gray theme for MS Office. Easy on the eyes...)

    Office 2016 takes getting used to, for sure.
    (And there are some bits that are "better". So it's a trade-off.)

    Cheers,
    MM
     
    MoxieMomma, Apr 5, 2018
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