Method 1: Background templates

The simplest way to add a background is to right-click on any image and choose Make Spread Background Image. Note that this will change the layout to a new layout specifically designed for background images in mind. 

Method 2: Add background without changing layout

If you would like to add a background without changing your existing spread layout, follow these steps:

  1. Double-click on the spread to enter Designer View.
  2. Stretch any image across the entire spread.
  3. Right-click on this image and choose Arrange > Send to Back to make it a background. 
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