Microsoft Word is not printing background paper color

By default Microsoft Office programs will not print the selected paper (background) color, because the background color is like a place holder to be printed on a color paper.

If you really wan to print the background color,

  • Go to File and Options
  • Select Advanced
  • scroll to Show document content section and check the box for Show background colors and images in Print Layout view




  • Next scroll down to Print section.
  • check the box for Print in background


  • Click OK to close and go back to the document.
  • Try printing it now.

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