I would like to change total document background colour; for example to Yellow: I have used two packages:


But I am unable to get my output, is there any solution?

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    There's no colour or xcolour package. To the dismay of British TeX users, the American spelling is used in the names.
    – egreg
    Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 0:12
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    Somewhat off topic, but the best way to change the background color of an entire document is to print it on colored paper. :)
    – fluffy
    Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 6:33

2 Answers 2


The pagecolor package adds some page colour checking options to that provided by xcolor itself, which may not be necessary:

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\usepackage{pagecolor,lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/{pagecolor,lipsum}

It automatically loads xcolor if it's not loaded by default.


There is no package colour but it should be color. Similarly xcolour is xcolor. BTW, you can use \pagecolor{yellow!30} to make pages yellow.

\usepackage{blindtext} %% to add dummy text

For adding more fancy coloring this answer may be a starting point.

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