How to change background color of page layout (Not inside the dataframe)

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GuisseppeVargas
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Just wondering to change the color of the page layout? That way the background of the page outside of the map data frame  is gray instead of white. Any help is appreciated!

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KoryKramer
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Just add a shape (rectangle) 

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Set the color of the rectangle and move to the bottom of the layout Contents drawing order:

KoryKramer_1-1620663371541.png

 

Are you using a basemap in your Map, or is it a colored background?

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AubriKinghorn
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Hi! 

There isn't a way to change the color of the layout itself right now. To solve the problem I usually draw a rectangle the same size as the page and change its color. 

 

Cheers,

Aubri

GuisseppeVargas
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Thanks!

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KoryKramer
Esri Community Moderator

Just add a shape (rectangle) 

KoryKramer_0-1620662929359.png

 

Set the color of the rectangle and move to the bottom of the layout Contents drawing order:

KoryKramer_1-1620663371541.png

 

Are you using a basemap in your Map, or is it a colored background?

GuisseppeVargas
New Contributor II

I'm using a shaded relief with an elevation tint as the background. But yea I figured adding a shape would get the job done, just wanted to make sure there wasn't a simpler way first. Thanks!

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