How to Print a Background Color in Word 2013

If you have edited a document in Word 2013 to have a background color, then you may have encountered a problem where you cannot print that background color. This is a setting that is primarily meant to affect the appearance of a document on a computer screen, and is turned off for printing because it can use a lot of printer ink.

But there are occasions where you might need to print a background color in Word 2013, so fortunately it is something that you can enable to allow you to print your document in the manner that you need it.


Printing Background Colors in a Word 2013 Document

The steps in this article will teach you how to have your Word 2013 document print with the page color that you have added to the document. If you are trying to add a background color, you can read this article for help.

Note that printing a background color can use a lot of your printer ink, especially if the document is more than one page in length.


Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.


Step 2: Click the File button at the top-left of the window.

click the file tab



Step 3: Click Options at the bottom of the column on the left side of the window.

click options in the left column



Step 4: Click the Display option in the left column of the Word Options window.

click display in the left column of the word options window



Step 4: Check the box to the left of Print background colors and images.

how to print the background color in word 2013



Step 5: Click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply your changes and close the window. You can then open the Print window to preview your document and print it with your background color.


Is your document not properly aligning with your page? Change the vertical alignment in Word 2013 if you want to center the document or align it with the bottom of the page. newsletter

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