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How to set the Background Color of the Textbox in MS Word?

  • Last Updated : 21 Jul, 2021
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Everyday in business or in other fields there are lots of information or documentation files are there that are required to store for future use. For anyone, it is very difficult to store that information for a long time. Earlier letters, office files, documents, projects, and information are stored in a form of a registrar, file, or by paperwork but finding it may be difficult for us. It takes a lot of time. To resolve this issue Microsoft brings software called MS Word.

Microsoft Word is a software tool that allows users to create documents like articles, letters, projects files very easily. It has various features like editing and formatting, graphics, designs, fonts styles, printing documents, etc.

Features of MS Word

  1. Various Page Designs, page numbers, border
  2. Tables
  3. 3D models, charts, and icons
  4. WordArt
  5. Page Layout formats
  6. Inserting Online pictures and video
  7. Text color and many more.
  8. Date and Time
  9. Page Designs
  10. Different text fonts

What is a Text Box in MS Word?

In MS Word text box is a feature that allows us to create a resizable box according to our requirement in which we can add images, text, headlines, videos, and many more. Text box brings attention to your piece of text, and you can also move your text around the document. Text comes with various features like text box border color, background color, styles, etc. It provides many different beautiful background colors for the text box. Adding background color to the text box makes your document more attractive and in a highlighted way. 

Some colored text boxes are



How to add a background color to the textbox in MS Word?

Step 1: Select the insert option from the navigation menu.

Step 2: Click on the text box option as shown:

Step 3: Select the simple text box option from the menu, or you can also draw a text box.

Step 4: Adjust the size of the text box according to requirement by simply dragging the dot button as in figure:



Step 5: Select the Format option from the navigation menu.

Step 6: Select the down arrow button from the shape styles block as shown in the figure.

Step 7: A theme-style dialog box will open.

Step 8: Select the color/styles of your choice. 

Finally, the text box background color is set.

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