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Portable Document Format or PDF are used for different purposes from sending an application to a college or university to a project made by the students, a letter written by one company to another, scanned certificates by students to the presentation distributed by the teachers. You can either make a PDF file from a simple blank page, images or even the colored background. Normally, PDF files have white background to make the best contrast against the color of the text in the PDF file. However, users can change PDF background color or can add an image as the background of the PDF file. One of the biggest purpose of adding the background text or image is to make a document confidential.

Part 1Best Software to Change PDF Color

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One of the easiest way to change the PDF background color is using Wondershare PDFelement (Wondershare PDFelement for Mac). As the name of the software indicates it will do wonders with the PDF file on both the Windows or Mac OS X. You can create a PDF file from the scratch or can also change the color of the PDF file even before starting that.

Changing the background color of the PDF file is not the only feature, it is your all in one solution for the PDF files. Users can also edit the already present PDF files in PDFelement. Once you have edited the PDF files, they can be converted to different formats such as documents, presentation or the excel sheets.The list of the incredible features of PDFelement is very long but here is the short guide which describes how users can change the background color of the PDF file using PDFelement on Windows or Mac.

Part 2How To Change PDF Background

Step 1. Open PDF File

On Windows: Launch PDFelement and click on "Open File" on the Home window. Now, select the PDF file which you want to open in the program.

On Mac: Run PDFelement on your Mac and click on the "Open File" button on the right side of PDFelement. Select the PDF file and open it on your computer.

Step 2. Change PDF Background Color

On Windows: 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 three options for background. You can either add a new background, update the existing background or can remove the already present background of your PDF file. After you finish editing the background, click on "OK" to add the background to your PDF file.

On Mac: Changing PDF background color on Mac is rather easy than Windows. Click on the "Edit" button on the top toolbar and select "Background" from the submenu. Click on "Add" to change the background. On the next screen, you will have three options such as change the color of the background, add image to the background or add PDF file to the background. You can select any one of these to fulfill your needs. After selecting the appropriate source, change the orientation of the PDF file and click on the "OK" button.

Step 3. Save PDF File

On Windows: Click "Save As" under the "File" tab to save the editing.

On Mac: After changing the background color of the PDF file, click on the "File" on the top bar and select "Save As" and save your PDF file.

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Published: Jul 12,2016 14:18 pm / Updated: May 03,2017 16:47 pm

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