Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Formatting Slide Backgrounds
To Save an Existing Document with the Same File Name
You have made several modii cations to the document since you last saved it. Thus,
you should save it again. The following step saves the document again. For an example of
the step listed below, refer to page OFF 51 in the Ofi ce 2010 and Windows 7 chapter at
the beginning of this topic.
Click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar to overwrite the previously saved i le.
Break Point:
If you wish to take a break, this is a good place to do so. You can quit PowerPoint now. To resume at a later time,
start PowerPoint, open the i le called Yoga, and continue following the steps from this location forward.
Formatting Slide Backgrounds
A slide’s background is an integral part of a presentation because it can generate audience
interest. Every slide can have the same background, or different backgrounds can be used
in a presentation. This background is considered i ll , which is the content that makes
up the interior of a shape, line, or character. Three i lls are available: solid, gradient, and
picture or texture. Solid i ll is one color used throughout the entire slide. Gradient i ll
is one color shade gradually progressing to another shade of the same color or one color
progressing to another color. Picture or texture i ll uses a specii c i le or an image that
simulates a material, such as cork, granite, marble, or canvas.
Once you add a i ll, you can adjust its appearance. For example, you can adjust its
transparency , which allows you to see through the background, so that any text on the
slide is visible. You also can select a color that is part of the theme or a custom color. You
can use offsets , another background feature, to move the background from the slide bor-
ders in varying distances by percentage. Tiling options repeat the background image
many times vertically and horizontally on the slide; the smaller the tiling percentage, the
greater the number of times the image is repeated.
Resetting Backgrounds
If you have made
many changes to the
background and want
to start the process over,
click the Reset Background
button in the Format
Background dialog box.
To Insert a Texture Fill
A wide variety of texture i lls are available to give your presentation a unique look. The 24 pictures in the
Textures gallery give the appearance of a physical object, such as water drops, sand, tissue paper, and a paper bag.
You also can use your own texture pictures for custom backgrounds. When you insert a i ll, PowerPoint assumes you
want this custom background on only the current slide displayed. To make this background appear on all slides in the
presentation, click the Apply to All button in the Format Background dialog box. The following steps insert the Sand
i ll on Slide 4 in the presentation.
Right-click anywhere on the Slide 4
blue background to display the
shortcut menu (Figure 2 – 27).
shortcut menu
Format Background
command on shortcut
Figure 2– 27
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