A plethora of tutorials to get you up to speed with Microsoft Word 2013
There might be some circumstances where you think a background other than the standard plain white would look good. There are several ways that you can change the background in Word 2013 and they are all found in the same place.
If you are familiar with Word 2010, you might expect the Page Color command to be found on the Page Layout tab. Wrong! The Page Color command is now on the Design tab in Word 2013. Anyway. Go to the Design tab and click on Page Color button.
The usual color swatch is displayed, allowing you to set your own background color for the document. Simply hovering over a color will apply a live preview. This is especially helpful if your document is already written, because then you can see how the contrast between text and background looks. You can hover over several colors before you select one, or you can just click away from the panel to close it down without selecting one.
The color gallery we have just seen applies a solid color to the background. However, you can apply more sophisticated effects by clicking on Fill Effects.
The four tabs allow you to set a:
You can also specify a watermark in your document too: set a watermark in Word 2013.