Set the background color or graphic.

You can specify the background for

To access this command...

Choose Format - Paragraph - Background tab.

Choose Format - Character - Background tab.

Choose Format - Image - Background tab.

Choose Format - Frame and Object - Properties - Area tab.

Choose Format - Page - Background tab.

Choose Format - Page - Header - More button.

Choose Format - Page - Footer - More button.

Choose View - Styles - open context menu of an entry and choose Modify/New - Background tab.

Choose Insert/Edit - Section - Background tab

Defining Graphics or Colors in the Background of Pages (Watermark)


Select the type of background that you want to apply.

Using a Color as a Background

Color Background

Click the color that you want to use as a background. To remove a background color, click No Fill.


Highlight Color


Background Color

Applies the current highlight color to the background of a text selection. If no text is selected, click the Highlight Color icon, select the text that you want to highlight, and then click the Highlight Color icon again. To change the highlight color, click the arrow next to the Highlight Color icon, and then click the color that you want.

Preview Field

Displays a preview of the current selection.

Using a Graphic as a Background


Contains information about the graphic file.

Display field

Shows the path for the graphic file.


Links to or embeds the graphic file in the current file.


Displays or hides a preview of the selected graphic.


Locate the graphic file that you want to use as a background, and then click Open.


Specify the way that you want to display the background graphic.


Select this option, and then click a location in the position grid.


Stretches the graphic to fill the entire background of the selected object.


Repeats the graphic so that it covers the entire background of the selected object.

Preview Field

Displays a preview of the current selection.

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