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  1. #1

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    Jun 08, 2011
    Pages background color?
    Hi i have been searching without success to try and find how to change the background color (the full page) of my pages document. Does anyone know how this can be done?

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    Feb 22, 2011
    Portland, OR
    MacBook Pro|15" Hi-Res Anti-Glare|2.2 GHz quad i7|4GB RAM
    Here's one way:

    Insert -> Shape -> Rectangle
    Choose your fill color
    Then click View -> Show Inspector
    Then check these boxes:

    Then resize it to take up the whole page.
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 20, 2010
    I wish there was a way to do this for all the pages easily without having to do the insert rectangle thing all the time. I just want a black background while I'm typing, it's SO much easier on the eyes. Black text on bright white is a killer and causes me much more eye-strain / pain.

    And obviously by inserting rectangle, it's not possible to just easily switch all the pages to white background and black text when you want to print.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jul 15, 2011
    2010 imac, 2011 13" mbp, Ipad mini, Ipad air
    If you just want it for viewing and not printing you can use the shortcut control/option/command+8. You may need to go to preferences/keyboard/shortcuts/accessibilty and check the box to allow invert colors

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