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Mathematica Menu Item

Format Background Color

Background Color
assigns a background color to the selected cells or text.
  • Background Color sets the option Background on the selected cells or on text within a cell.
  • You can choose from the colors displayed in the list, or click Palette and specify a color using the Color dialog box.