Sometimes your documents need a snazzy background to give them the jazz needed to impress clients. But, by default Word won’t print out background images or colors. Here’s how to change that, but watch out because it uses up a lot of ink.
Usually printing out colored backgrounds is the last thing you want to do. It uses up a lot of ink, just like printing out photos does. But sometimes you need to print something with a lot of colors or a background image, like a booklet for example. In this case, you have two options: Go to an office print store, or use your work/home printer for the job. In either case, you’ll probably still end up printing it with Microsoft Office, and here is how to enable image and background printing with Word 2013.
Print Background Color and Images in Word Documents
First, open Word 2013 and click the File menu.
Next, from the backstage view click the Options button.
In Options, select the Display tab and then check the “Print Background Colors and Images” box. Then make sure to click OK to save the changes and exit.
Now when you print, background colors or background images will now show up. As mentioned above, this can use up a lot of ink. You may want to keep this feature disabled until you are ready to print your final copies.