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How to Apply Attractive Backgrounds for PDF Files

In many industries, to effectively deliver content or messages to other people is not an easy work. And even if you put lots of efforts in creating the content, what can assure you that your readers are patient enough to check them out?!

As we consider the fact that PDF is one of the most popular document formats that people use nowadays, we came up with an idea to help you create stunning PDF files which can attract readers and enhance the effectiveness of the way you deliver the message. In today’s tutorial, our tool-of-choice is Wondershare PDFElement and this program will allow us to turn the “typical” white background of a PDF document to a beautiful and attractive one that would catch everyone’s attention from the first moment.

Before we get started, you’re required to have PDFElement installed on your computer. If you haven’t, get you own version in our below links:

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Step 1: Open PDF file in the program

Run the program >> click Open File button to browse and import your PDF file to the program.

Open the program

Wait a second for it to import your file.

Wait for loading

Here’s an example of a document with plain white background:

File imported

Step 2: Select background image

On menu bar, click Edit >> Background >> New background >> Add Background window appears.

Background tab

In Add Background window, you can change the background color >> OK.

Change background color

More professionally, you can add a separate image file as a new background for PDF file:

  • Switch to File tab (1)
  • Click Browse to find your favorite image (2)
  • Adjust Appearance settings (3) to rotate and fit the image to the PDF file. Also set the page(s) you would like to have this new background applied.
  • Click

set a new image as background

This is how it looks with a new background image:

New background applied

Step 3: Save output file

If you’re now satisfied with the new PDF file, click File >> Save As >> Choose location folder for the new PDF file.

Save output file

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