How to Add a Background in Microsoft Publisher

The background is a feature that you can add to change the view of your publication in colors or images. Microsoft Publisher provides a “Background” tool that you can use to enhance the layout and design of your publication. how-to-add-a-background-in-microsoft-publisher

How to Add a Background in Microsoft Publisher

Adding a background to your publication in Microsoft Publisher is very easy. You can use the “Background” option that Microsoft Publisher offers to improve the layout and look of your publication.

  • Step 1: Open a New Blank Page and Select the Page Design Tab

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    Start your Microsoft Publisher program and open a new blank publication. After that, go to the Page Design tab of the Publisher ribbon. Under the Page Background group, click on the Background option.

  • Step 2: Choose the Background for Your Publication

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    After clicking the Background option, you can now choose the background color that you want. You can customize your background by selecting the “More Backgrounds” option. From there, you can choose how you want to fill your background, such as solid fill or gradient fill. You can change the background color, transparency, position, and other options. After making the necessary adjustments, click OK, and you will now see the added background for your publication.

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FAQs

How do I remove the added background in Microsoft Publisher?

To remove the added background in Microsoft Publisher, you can simply do a right-click on your page, and choose the “Undo Create Background” option in the pop-up menu that appears; you also have the option of going to the Page Design tab, then clicking on More Backgrounds from the Background option, and hitting the OK button after selecting No Fill from the Format Background dialog box.

Can I use a pattern background for my publication?

Definitely, you can utilize the “Pattern Fill” option for your publication in Microsoft Publisher, which can be found in the Format Background dialog menu under the Background option of the Page Design tab.

Is it possible to change the theme of the template for my publication?

If you’re using a template, you can change and use a coordinated color set to match the font, background, and other template colors; to do so, click Page Design after launching the template, and browse the publication schemes from the Schemes group to choose a color scheme that works for your publication.

Can I use two colors for my background in Microsoft Publisher?

Yes, you can use a two-color background for your publications in Microsoft Publisher using the Gradient Fill option and the Pattern Fill option.

What are the fill options that I can use as a background for my publication?

The fill options include a solid fill, gradient fill, picture or texture fill, and pattern fill, which you can use as a background for your publication.