Say I have an image like the map below, how can I change the white to blue, to represent that this is the ocean? It is not part of the shapefile itself, so I cannot use symbology.

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    If it is in fact over a body of water use a basemap – risail Jan 6 '16 at 13:22

In the Data Frame properties, click the Frame tab and change the background color:

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In TOC, right click Layer to open the Data Frame properties

in the Frame tab and change the background color

The toturial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2gKl8jWJuo

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    It is a bit pointless to post a duplicate answer of the already accepted one. If you want to add a link to a video it's maybe better to add it in a comment – Albert Jan 10 '17 at 9:44

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