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Old Mar 11, 2006, 02:12 PM   #1
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How do I change the background color of a page in Pages (iLife 06 version)? Thanks
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Old Mar 11, 2006, 02:27 PM   #2
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You mean you want to make a plain piece of white paper and print ink on the whole sheet? If that's the case, you can't. You can only color in paragraphs, shapes, text boxes, tables, etc.
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Old Mar 11, 2006, 02:29 PM   #3
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You mean you want to make a plain piece of white paper and print ink on the whole sheet?
Im not actually going to be printing anything. Its going to become a PDF. It'll be about 30 pages and full of images, no one will be printing it
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Old Mar 11, 2006, 02:31 PM   #4
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You could put a rectangle on the page, stretch it out to the edges, color to suit, and send it to the back. . .
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Old Mar 11, 2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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You could put a rectangle on the page, stretch it out to the edges, color to suit, and send it to the back. . .
It still leaves white margins though
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Im not actually going to be printing anything. Its going to become a PDF. It'll be about 30 pages and full of images, no one will be printing it
Im new to Macs so if Im wrong, dont get on my case. But, could you use keynote to make a PDF? I think in Keynote you can color a whole background. But like I said, I could be wrong and Ive never used Keynote before, but that would be my guess from using a Mac for 4 months.
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Old Mar 11, 2006, 03:35 PM   #7
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Actually, the color-filled box solution will work. Just drag it out the corners of the page. Use Preview to verify. Then define a master page with the colored background page and add that page as many times as you need. Should work fine. The Keynote solution works too, but you'll have to create a custom page size, which could be awkward, depending on what you need.
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Old Mar 11, 2006, 03:37 PM   #8
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Actually, the color-filled box solution will work. Just drag it out the corners of the page. Use Preview to verify. Then define a master page with the colored background page and add that page as many times as you need. Should work fine. The Keynote solution works too, but you'll have to create a custom page size, which could be awkward, depending on what you need.
Yep, after playing with it, I got it to work out. I'm a complete n00b to Pages
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 03:23 AM   #9
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The easiest way to do it is to select the object which you put in the background and click format>advanced>move object to section master. This will then put it on every page in that section automatically.

In addition, if you have already choose to make the first page different in the inspector then this will stay blank, allowing you to put another image there for a front cover.

This also gives you the option of putting different backgrounds on different sections within your document.
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 02:56 PM   #10
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Trying to follow these directions

Trying to put a background color in my Pages document, but when following these directions the background blocks my page number in the header. I think Arrange > Send Object to Background might help but it is disabled.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 10:57 AM   #11
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i have tried putting an object in the backround but this isn't a good solution because then i cannot write in the document
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 10:59 AM   #12
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Wow, I'm trying to remember WTF I would've been doing 7 years ago that required a colored background and coming up empty.
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Old Jun 26, 2014, 09:38 PM   #13
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how to change background on tempaltes from pages

go to ARRANGE>UNLOCK
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