Previously, we have seen how to create a guard page in Word 2007. Today, I propose that you apply an image in the background, on one or more pages, without any margin.
This article is the subject of a request by Jean-Baptiste Jung. If like him you have a request in terms of tutorials or tricks, submit them to the forum!
1era method — A common image on all pages
Launch Word 2007 and open the tab Layout.
Then click on the module Page Color of the section Background of page then on Patterns and textures...
Now open the tab Image then go look for the image of your choice that will appear in the background on the page in question. To do this, click on the button Select an image...
N.B. : the image should be, preferably in the dimensions of the page — A4 by default, otherwise it will go beyond the visible frame.
To finalise the operation, click on OK.
Admire the result!
2e method — An image specific to each page
This second way of doing things is more of a trick than a classic manipulation. In fact, creating a page with a unique background to it is impossible in Word. However, it is possible to circumvent the problem. Explanations.
In the tab Insertion, click on the module Image of the section Illustrations.
Look for the image of your choice and click on the button Insert from the dialog box.
In order for it to adopt the dimensions of the page, we will have to reimmensionate it. To do this, click on the small blue arrow in the section Size.
In the section Scale, uncheck the following boxes:
- Proportional to the original size of the image;
In the section Size and rotation, fill in the following fields (for a page A4):
- Height: 29.7 cm;
- Width: 21.1 cm;
- Rotation: 90° (useful for landscape images);
If you rotate at 90°, reverse the values for height to width.
To validate it all, click on the button Close.
Now we need to correct the placement of the image on our page.
In the section Organise from Office Ribbon, click on Text cladding then on Other disposition options…
Select Profile Behind the text, this will allow us to add text on it.
Now position the cursor on the image, then move it so that it is perfectly positioned on the page.
Now move the page to mode Preview before printing. There are still margins!
To remove them, click on the blue arrow of the module Layout.
Delete all margins and then validate by clicking on OK.
A warning message is then displayed: click on Ignore.
Because of the deletion of margins, we need to reposition the image on the page again.
Finally, if you want to find correct margins for the other pages of the document:
- Go back to the module Page Layout ;
- Add the margins of your choice (2.5 cm by default);
- Specify From this point in the drop-down list Apply to ;
Validate by clicking on OKAY. OKAY.
Enjoy the result after this hard work!