Change the background colour in Word

Select the Design tab on the ribbon Illustrative image  

Find the Page Background group Illustrative image  and then Page Colour to see the options Illustrative image

Select the colour you prefer to work on. You can hover over the colours to test them, or simply keep changing the background until you find your preference Illustrative image

Note: if you print, the print out will not show the background unless you go to File > Options > Display, and tick Print background colors and images > ok before you send your document to print Illustrative image

The colour on the screen may not exactly match the printout. If you prefer to read on an exact colour background, it may be better to print on paper that colour rather than trying to print the colour.

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