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How to add a background image to one page of a Microsoft Word document

MS Word has a feature that lets you add a background to a whole document simultaneously. You can do this by going to the ‘Design’ tab on the ribbon, choosing ‘Page Color’ under the ‘Page Background’ section and choosing a color.

However, you might want to add a background to only one page.

This article will show you, step-by-step, how to add a background to only one page.

  1. First, go to the particular page where you would like to add a background image.
  2. Go to the ‘View’ tab on the ribbon.
  • Still, under the ‘View’ tab, choose ‘One Page.’
  • On the ribbon, select ‘Insert.’
  • Choose ‘Shapes’ from the ‘Illustrations’ area.
  • A list of shapes will appear.
  • Choose a rectangle from the list.
  • Go back to your page and draw a rectangle covering the whole page.
  • Back to the ribbon, choose ‘Format’ under ‘Drawing Tools.’
  1. Choose ‘Wrap Text’ under the ‘Arrange’ section.
  1. A vertical list will appear.
  2. Choose ‘Behind Text.’
  1. Go back to the’ Shapes Style’ area under the ‘Format’ tab on the ribbon.
  2. Click the anchor at the bottom-right corner.
  1. Word will then display the ‘Format Shape’ on the right side of the page.
  1. You will have two options to pick from: ‘Fill’ and ‘Line.’
  2. Select ‘Fill.’
  3. When you do this, another list will be displayed.
  1. Select ‘Picture or texture fill.
  2. A background color will appear on your selected page.

Note: If you’re using Microsoft Word 2010 or older versions, choose the ‘Fill Effects’ option in the ‘Format AutoShape’ dialog box, select the ‘Picture’ tab in the ‘Fill Effects’ dialog box, and choose the ‘Select Picture’ option.

  • Select ‘Insert’ from the ‘Format Picture’ section.
  • An ‘Insert Picture’ dialog box will appear.
  • Select the first option: ‘From a File.’
  • From your folders, select a picture.
  • Choose ‘Insert’ when you have settled on a picture.
  • Go back to the ‘Format Picture’ pane.
  • Check the ‘Tile picture as texture’ option.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the ‘Format Picture’ pane.
  • Click ‘Line.’
  • Word will display a list of options.
  • Select ‘No line.’
  • If you are using Microsoft Word 2010 or earlier versions, after choosing your image, go back to the ‘Format AutoShape’ dialog box and select ‘No color’ under the ‘Line’section. Then, finally, click the ‘OK button.

The selected background image is then added to the specified page only.

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