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How To Add And Remove Background Color Or Image In Outlook?


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Boring by the plain white of background in an Email message? Actually you can customize background colors or images when you are composing an Email message. Here we will show you how to easily configure background color or images in a message, and remove the background color or images as well.

 

Add Background Color In Outlook

It is quite easy to configure a background color when you are composing an Email message.

Step 1: Get into the Message Window.

By the way, you will get into the Message Window after you click the New E-mail button under Home Tab in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013. 
In Microsoft Outlook 2007, just click the File > New > Mail Message.

Step 2: Click the Page Color button in the Theme group under Options tab.

Note: the Page Color button won’t valid until you activate the message editing area.

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Step 3: Pick up one of the theme colors, and click it.

Then the whole message editing area is filled with the color you selected in Step 2.


Add Background Image In Outlook

Apart from background color, you are able to add a background image in the message editing area too.

Step 1: Get into the Message Window.

In Outlook 2010 /2013, click the Home > New Email; and In Outlook 2007, click the File New > Mail Message.

Step 2: After activating the message editing area, please click the Page Color > Fill Effects in the drop down menu under Options tab. See the following screen shot:

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Step 3: In the popping up Fill Effects dialog box, click the Select Picture button under Picture tab.

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Step 4: In the Select Picture dialog box, select a picture and click Insert button.

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Step 5: Click the OK button to finish the configuring.

Then the selected picture is filled the whole message editing area as a background.

Note: The recipient will receive the email with the background image that you have configured.


Remove Background Color Or Image In Outlook

The following steps will help you remove the background color or images you configured before.

Step 1: Click the Page Color button in the Theme group under Option tab in the Message Window.

Step 2: Click the No Color item in the drop down menu.

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Then either the background color or the background image is removed from the Email message at a glance.


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