How to change your background writing color on Manuscripts

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Manuscripts is World Anvil's novel-writing software. You can use it to write, edit, and even publish your stories with a seamless integration with your world. If you want to change your background writing color on Manuscripts, then follow these steps:

  1. Access Manuscripts by clicking Manuscripts in the left sidebar.
  2. On the top left, click the title of your Manuscript that has a book icon before it.
  3. Make sure that you are in Write mode so that you see the settings. You can check that at the very top right of your screen.
  4. On the design section of the right-hand side panel, you can change the background color under the Document Settings > Background color.
  5. You can simply write the name of the color (e.g. green) or write the color's hex code for a specific shade.
  6. Do not forget to reload the page!

Changes in the Manuscripts interface are saved automatically.

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