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I'm trying to add a background to an A4-sized Word document.

What is the correct background image size (in terms of resolution) to put into an A4 document? I tried Watermark, Fill effects, and tried to put the image into the header as well.

The image doesn't fit correctly – it will be centered and I need to scale it, which will cause a quality drop.

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Page Layout > Page Color > Fill Effects > Picture > Select Picture.

Use Paint.NET, create image of 210x297mm with 200+dpi resolution and use this image as background. This should work.

Tested with Word 2007.

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i think the resolution must be 2480 * 3508
when you make a new image as size A4 in photoshop this is the resolution for it

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Thanks for the reply.:). Yeah I tried this one and the same with resolution 100 as well. But the problem is when I insert the pic in word, it comes in center, not stretched.For this any solution? –  Midhun Mar 14 '12 at 10:19
    
@Midhun You never said anything about Word. I edited your question, please check if that's the real problem you have. –  slhck Mar 14 '12 at 10:31
    
How does that link have anything to do with inserting a background into Word? And why would you need CorelDraw? –  slhck Mar 14 '12 at 10:45
    
i don't have any idea to remove margins –  hamed Mar 14 '12 at 10:56
    
@ slhck. thanks..:) Yeah that is the prob I am facing. I think I have mentioned about word. I don't need Coreldraw, dint mention anything about it anywhere. I just want to know what would be the perfect size and perfect way to fit a bg image in word 2007. –  Midhun Mar 14 '12 at 11:32
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The solution is very simple! Create a4 background image. Open word doc. Go in page setup and set footer, header and all margins values as 0 (zero). Than follow the procedure for insert background image, and image will be calibrated

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