How to add background color to paragraph in Word

In this short tutorial we are going to see how to add background color to texts or paragraph in Word 2016, Word 2013 and Word 2010. For example, if you want to add background color to a paragraph then you can follow the below mentioned steps.

  • Select the paragraph and navigate to Paragraph section under Home menu.


  • Click the arrow pointing downwards with paint icon.


  • Now pick the desired color under Theme Colors or Standard Colors. You could immediately see the preview of the color shading effect for the selected Paragraph.
  • If you want to add background shading with custom color then click More Colors option and define your colors under Custom tab.


In Category: Office 2010, Word 2010

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