4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2014 12:21 AM by M.E.Peterson

    How do I create a background color?

    Kathwren

      I'm new to Indesign and stumbling my way through the book. I'm frustrated because I can't add color to the background.

       

      I'm trying to make a one page poster and I'm having trouble filling the background color. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I can't drag, use the pointer or eye drop any color into the background. I can click on and select color and even hit apply color but nothing happens. I usually get a circle with an x through it when I try to drag the color to the document. Do I need to have text first? Can't I start out with the background color? Is something locked? Or can you only do this to text objects?

       

      I will be adding a photo to the poster.

       

      Thanks!