How to Insert a Background Image in MS Word
Microsoft Word offers a large volume of features to make your documents stand out. One of these features is the ability to insert a background image into your documents. Inserting background images allows you to use unique images and photographs to give greater emphasis to the content of your Word document.
Click the "File" tab on the Ribbon, then click "New" and select "Blank Document."
Click the "Page Layout" tab on the Ribbon.
Click the arrow beside "Page Color" in the "Page Background" section of the "Page Layout" tab.
Click to select "Fill Effects" from the "Page Color" menu. A new window will appear.
Click the "Picture" tab and then the "Select Picture" button.
Click to select the picture of your choice and click the "Insert" button. Click "OK" to confirm your choice.
Tips & Warnings
- Low-resolution images will not fill the entire page, and MS Word will tile them to fill the entire space.
- High-resolution images may not show the entire photograph in the background, depending upon the orientation and resolution.
- You can only use one background image per document; changing the image on one page will place that same background image on every page.