Document.Background Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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Returns a Shape object that represents the background image for the specified document. Read-only.

expression .Background

expression A variable that represents a Document object.

Backgrounds are visible only in Web layout view.

This example sets the background color for Web layout view to light gray for the active window.

ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View.Type = wdWebView 
With ActiveDocument.Background.Fill 
 .Visible = True 
 .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(192, 192, 192) 
End With

This example sets the background bitmap image of Web layout view to Bubbles.bmp.

ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View.Type = wdWebView 
ActiveDocument.Background.Fill.UserPicture _