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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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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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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.
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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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