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3 Steps to Change PDF Background Color

2021-11-29 16:11:08 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

Generally speaking, PDF files have a white background and can easily display text. However, users are able to change PDF background color or add an image to the background of the PDF file easily as well. Wondering how to change the PDF background color? We'll show you how to accomplish this with PDFelement.

One of the easiest ways to change the PDF background color is by using PDFelement. Most importantly, PDFelement allows you to easily edit PDF files and convert them into different file formats, such as documents, presentations or Excel worksheets.

How to Change PDF Background Color

Open a PDF document by PDFelement, click the Edit>Background button, then select the Update Background option. You can set the background color, opacity, and page range, etc. After setting these, click the File>Save button to save the PDF document.

Step 1. Open PDF File

Launch PDFelement and click on "Open files" within the "Home" tab. Now, select the PDF file that you wish to open.

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Step 2. Change PDF Background Color

After opening the PDF file, click on the "Edit" tab, as shown in the screenshot below. Here, you will find a "Background" button. You will find two options for the background. You can neither add a new background nor edit the already present background of your PDF file. After you finish making changes to the background, click on "Apply" to add the background and change PDF color.

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Step 3. Save PDF File

Click "Save As" under the "File" tab to save the changes you've made.

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Professional Tips:

  • Carefully select the background color to ensure text shows up in the final PDF file.
  • Don't add an overly complicated image as the background.

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