Change background colors, images, or text in a document

Do one of the following:

ShowChange a document background

You can apply a different color, apply a texture or picture instead of color, or change settings for patterns and gradients (gradient: A gradual progression of colors and shades, usually from one color to another color, or from one shade to another shade of the same color.).

  1. On the Format menu, point to Background.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click the new color you want.
    • Click More Colors to see additional color choices.
    • Click Fill Effects to change or add special effects, such as gradients, textures, or patterns.

ShowChange a watermark

  1. On the Format menu, point to Background, and then click Printed Watermark.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To change pictures, click Select Picture.
    • To change picture settings, select or clear the options you want under Picture watermark.
    • To change text, select a different built-in phrase or type in your own phrase.
    • To change text settings, select or clear the options you want under Text watermark.

ShowTip

If you inserted a watermark into the document header (header and footer: A header, which can consist of text or graphics, appears at the top of every page in a section. A footer appears at the bottom of every page. Headers and footers often contain page numbers, chapter titles, dates, and author names.), and you did not use the Printed Watermark dialog box, then you should view the header and then make the changes you want to the watermark text or graphic.

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003