How to change the background colour on Google Docs

How to change the background colour on Google Docs

  • Step

    Open Google Docs

    There are numerous ways to do this. Firstly, if you have the Google Docs app then simply launch this. If you’re using Google Chrome, you can either search for Google Docs in the search panel or select the Google Apps icon at the top right of the New tab browser page, as shown here.

    On other browsers, you can visit and sign in with your Google account there.Google Docs icon highlights on Google Apps list

  • Step

    Open the document you’d like to edit

    Either open a new blank document or choose an existing document listed under Recent Documents.Google Docs home page

  • Step

    Select File on the menu bar

    Underneath the document title, you’ll see the menu bar with numerous options. File is the first one on the left.Google Docs with File highlighted

  • Step

    On the File menu, select Page setup

    You’ll find this towards the end of the option list.Google Docs File menu with Page setup highlighted

  • Step

    Select Page colour

    Select the icon underneath Page colour and you’ll see a list of pre-set colour options available.Google Docs Page setup menu with page colour highlighted

  • Step

    Choose a new page colour

    Select which colour you’d like to change background to.Page setup Google docs menu with all background colours

  • Step

    Select OK

    Only once you select OK will you be able to see the altered background. If you choose a colour but change your mind, simply repeat the steps to select a different background colour.Page set up menu on Docs with OK highlighted

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