How to change background color on google docs
Changing the background color of your entire Google Docs document is not a builtin feature as of my last knowledge update in September . Google Docs primarily focuses on text formatting and document content so you cannot directly change the background color of the entire document like you can in some other word processing software..
- Select “Drawing” and then click on “+ New.”
- In the drawing window that opens click on the square shape icon to create a rectangle for your background.
- Customize the rectangle background color:
- Click on the rectangle you just created.
- Click on the “Fill color” icon it looks like a paint bucket in the toolbar.
- Choose your desired background color.
- Resize the rectangle to cover the entire document page:
- Click and drag the corners of the rectangle to make it larger until it covers the entire document.
- You can also adjust the size precisely by clicking on the “Size and rotation” icon it looks like a square with a pencil and entering the dimensions manually.
- Click “Save and Close” in the drawing window to insert the colored rectangle into your document.
- You can now position your text over this colored background.
- To add your 1000word article simply click within the colored rectangle and start typing or paste your content.
- Adjust the font color and formatting as needed to ensure readability against the background color.
While this method allows you to have a background color for your article it important to note that the background color won’t be included if you download or print the document. It more for onscreen or digital display purposes.
Remember that Google Docs may have received updates and new features after my last knowledge update in September so it a good idea to check the latest Google Docs documentation or the application itself for any new background color features or improvements that may have been added since then.