Background Color List

Description : This macro gives you several options for setting the current page background color. Choose from a drop down list of colors that's loosely based on standard HTML color names, or you can set the page to any custom background color by entering its hex triplet value.


Author(s) : JohnZeman
Category : Background
Last Updated : June 19, 2016
Requirements : OneNote 2010 or above
Screenshot :

Background Color List

Choose page background color
or Enter Hex Triplet
A Hex triplet is a # followed by 6 characters (ex: #FFFFFF is white)
Changelog :

June 19, 2016 (D8784C) - JohnZeman
Automatically upgraded to the new Macro Language

These versions are no longer supported:

January 24, 2015 - JohnZeman
Initial version


BG - 2019-01-17
Also, all the existing page templates show up as white regardless of their original color.
BG - 2019-01-17
Correction: Using the macro, some darker background colors work, some do not.
BG - 2019-01-17
Thanks for this. Unfortunately, it seems to have disabled all page coloring in my Onenote 2016 Win 7-64. Removing the macro does not restore any page coloring. View, Page color now shows a square with 16 white boxes instead of the original pastels. This macro has no impact on page colors. I've run a full repair on Onenote to no avail. Please advise. Thanks.
Best regards,