Range.Shading Property (Word)

Returns a Shading object that refers to the shading formatting for the specified object.

expression .Shading

expression Required. A variable that represents a Range object.

This example applies yellow shading to the first paragraph in the selection.

With Selection.Paragraphs(1).Shading 
 .Texture = wdTexture12Pt5Percent 
 .BackgroundPatternColorIndex = wdYellow 
 .ForegroundPatternColorIndex = wdBlack 
End With

This example applies 10 percent shading to the first word in the active document.

ActiveDocument.Words(1).Shading.Texture = wdTexture10Percent