How to Change Background in Excel Sheet (4 Suitable Ways)

Excel has a default background to present data with a great view. But sometimes we need to customize the background. There are some ways to change the background of the Excel Sheet. In this article, we will discuss those ways to change the background in Excel Sheet.


Download Practice Workbook

Download this practice workbook to exercise while you are reading this article.


4 Ways to Change Background in Excel Sheet

There are several ways to change the background of the Excel Sheet. Also, we will show several situations to change the background. Please follow the methods below.

1. Change Background of Excel Sheet Using Page Layout Tool

In this section, we will change the background of the Excel Sheet using the Page Layout tool.

šŸ“Œ Steps:

  • Go to the desired sheet first.
  • Click on the Page LayoutĀ tab.
  • Choose Background from the Page SetupĀ group.

Change Background of Excel Sheet Using Page Layout Tool

  • A window appears named Insert Picture.
  • From this window, we will select the source to insert an image to change the background.
  • So, we select From a file option.

We already saved a file on our computer. So, to the desired folder from the File Explorer.

  • Choose the file and press the InsertĀ button.

Change Background of Excel Sheet Using Page Layout Tool

  • Now, look at the worksheet.

The background has changed successfully.

Read More: How to Change Background from Black to White in Excel (3 Ways)


2. Modify Excel Sheet Background Using Keyboard Shortcut Keys

There is a simple keyboard shortcut to modify the background of the Excel Sheet.

šŸ“Œ Steps:

  • Just press Alt+P+G from the keyboard.

Modify Background of Excel Sheet Using the Keyboard Shortcut Keys

  • We can see the Insert Pictures window appears.
  • Click on From a fileĀ option.

Modify Background of Excel Sheet Using the Keyboard Shortcut Keys

  • Now, choose the saved image from File Explorer.
  • Finally, press the InsertĀ button.

  • Have a look at the worksheet now.

Read More: How to Remove Background in Excel (2 Practical Cases)


3. Use Fill Color Tool

In this section, we will just change the color of the background with the Fill Color tool.

šŸ“Œ Steps:

  • First, select the whole worksheet by pressing Ctrl+A.

Change Worksheet Background with the Fill Color Tool

  • Click on the Fill Color tool from the HomeĀ tab.
  • Choose the desired color from the list.

Change Worksheet Background with the Fill Color Tool

  • Look at the worksheet now.

We can see that the background cell color of our existing data set has also changed here.

Read More: [Fixed!] Background Color Not Changing in Excel (6 Solutions)


Similar Readings


4. Add a Printable Background

In this section, we will adjust the background of the printable worksheet. Not the whole worksheet background will change here.

šŸ“Œ Steps:

  • First, we will draw a shape.
  • Go to the Insert tab.
  • Choose the Rectangle shape from the ShapesĀ option.

Add Printable Background in Excel Sheet

  • We draw the rectangular shape here.

  • Now, go to the Shape FormatĀ tab.
  • Then, click on the Shape Fill Choose a color for the background from here.

We choose our required color from the list.

  • Now, click on the Shape OutlineĀ option.
  • This will indicate the shape boundary of the rectangle box.
  • Again, choose a color here.

  • Now, press the right button of the mouse.
  • Choose Format Shape from the Context Menu.
  • Go to the Fill option of the Format Shape.

Add Printable Background in Excel Sheet

  • The Format Shape section is shown on the right side.
  • Check the Picture or texture fillĀ option.

Add Printable Background in Excel Sheet

  • The default picture is showing now.
  • We want to set out the desired picture.
  • Click on the Insert option from the Picture sourceĀ section.

Add Printable Background in Excel Sheet

  • The Insert Picture window is showing now.
  • Click on From a FileĀ option.

Add Printable Background in Excel Sheet

  • Choose the desired image from the File Explorer and then click on the InsertĀ button.

  • Have a look at the worksheet.

The background color of the drawn shape has changed.

Read More: How to Make Picture Background Transparent in Excel (2 Methods)


Conclusion

In this article, we described 4 suitable ways to change the background in Excel Sheet. I hope this will satisfy your needs. Please have a look at our website ExcelDemy and give your suggestions in the comment box.


Related Articles

Alok

Alok

Hello, this is Alok. I am working as an Excel & VBA Content Developer at Exceldemy. I want to provide solutions to various Excel-based problems. I completed my study at East West University major in Telecommunications Engineering. I love traveling, reading books, playing cricket.

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a reply

ExcelDemy
Logo