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I would like to know how to change the background color of single a page in a Google Document. I want to make the Cover Page attractive.

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It is possible to change the background color of a single page !! This is how you do it:

Select page setup from the file menu
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Choose the color you want
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Color is set for a single page, but also set for the whole document.

If you print out the finished documents as PDF files, then you can use for example the following web app to merge the two documents: http://www.pdfmerge.com/.

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"Color is set for a single page, but also set for the whole document." So in other words it's not possible to change the color for a single page. – Benjamin Nov 19 '14 at 10:15

Why not just make a separate doc for your cover page? Or better yet, download your doc into a pdf and make a flipsnack or something for the paper.

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AFAIK there is no way to change the background color of a single page. The best workaround I can think of is to create a a table that is 1x1 and expand the cell to be as big as possible. You can then change the color of the cell to be whatever you want.

The downside here is that, well, it's a table, so already not ideal. There other thing is that you are constrained by the margins of the page, unless you want to change the margins for every page in the doc.

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The easiest way is to open MS Paint, make a rectangle with the colour you want, copy it into your document and format the image to stay behind the text.

Then you can expand the rectangle to fit the whole page or to whatever size you want.

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Go to page setup then click page color. Then you can change the color.

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But that would be the color throughout the document, isn't? The OP asked if one single page could be colored differently. – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Apr 17 '14 at 7:27

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