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Adding Shading to a Page

  1. On the File tab, click Print, and then click Page Setup.

  2. Under Scope, define the parameters for the shading you want to apply.
  3. Choose Borders.
  4. Under Shading, select the Enabled option.


  1. Type or select the distance from the edge of the page to the shading for each side of the page.
  2. In the Shade intensity box, type or select the opacity of the shading.
  3. Click OK.

  • If the scope is not defined, shading will be applied to the whole document as this is the default scope.

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