Paragraph Shading in Word 2007

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You can put color behind your text in a word document: not just highlight it, but add color to the entire paragraph! It is fairly straightforward to do in Microsoft Word 2007.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Launch MS Word 2007 if it is not already open.
  2. Key in the text to your document.
  3. In the Home tab on the Ribbon, in the Paragraph group, you will see a button that looks like can of paint. This is the Shading button.
  4. Click on the down arrow and on the resulting menu you will see a palette of colors that you can choose from to shade your paragraph.
  5. Select your color of your choosing.
  6. You get a live preview, as you roll your mouse over all the colors that you are considering.
  7. Click on the one that suits best suits your need!

It doesn't get much easier that that does it?

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