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As a follow-up to the posting How to Change the AutoCAD Layout Background Color earlier this week in response to a Twitter request. I showed how to change the Layout paper background color. But what if you just want a solid black background in Layout with no paper like Modelspace, here is the solution.
The AutoCAD 2011 default white Layout background with paper and printable area background.
If you want to change you AutoCAD Layout background color from the defaults go to Options>Display. Now uncheck the first four Layout Elements.
Now select the Color button to change the AutoCAD UI element colors.
1. Select Sheet Layout
2. Select Uniform Background
3. Select Color Black or whatever color you want the entire Layout background color to be. In my case I am setting it to black like Modelspace.
Select Apply & Close and you are done.
Now you have a complete single color background Layout.
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Between the Lines - Autodesk blog by Shaan Hurley