Not only can you change settings for the text and objects in a publication, you also can make a number of changes to upgrade the publication itself. You can change the background fill for the pages, change how the page information is arranged, and choose another color scheme.
To make some publication-wide design changes, work with the Format Publication task pane. To make other publication-wide changes, use Format menu commands.
Many publication designs purposely do not have a background color. That’s because for years few computer printers could print bleeds—in which color prints all the way to the edge of the page. Some color printers now can handle bleeds. If that applies in your case or if you’re sending the publication for commercial printing (or you don’t really care if your background doesn’t print all the way to the edges of the page), you can apply a background to your publication.
Printing a bleed can add significantly to your costs because the printer may have to trim away more paper stock around the edges of each page. Be sure you know whether your print shop charges more for bleeds.
To apply or remove a background, select Format Background. The Background task pane appears. You can display choices in a particular color range by clicking a color in the Apply a Background choices at the top of the task pane (Figure ...