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.

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MS Word allows you to spice up documents with a variety of features.

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Click the "File" tab on the Ribbon, then click "New" and select "Blank Document."

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Click the "Page Layout" tab on the Ribbon.

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Click the arrow beside "Page Color" in the "Page Background" section of the "Page Layout" tab.

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Click to select "Fill Effects" from the "Page Color" menu. A new window will appear.

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Click the "Picture" tab and then the "Select Picture" button.

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Click to select the picture of your choice and click the "Insert" button. Click "OK" to confirm your choice.