Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Background Fills
Offsets are especially useful if you are using the Tile Picture as Texture option with a large picture; you can use off-
sets to position the desired part of the picture in the viewable area.
Transparency. Drag the slider or enter a percentage if you want the picture fi ll to
be semitransparent; this works just the same as with colors and gradients.
Rotate with shape. Select or deselect this option to indicate whether the picture
should rotate when the object is rotated. This is just the same as with gradients.
Background Fills
You can also apply the background as a fi ll for shapes and drawn objects. This is somewhat
like setting the background fi ll to No Fill so that the background shows through, except
that it hides any objects that are between the affected object and the background. In the
example in Figure 9.37, the oval has the background as its fi ll, and it is sitting on top of a
text box. This is better than fi lling the oval with the same pattern, gradient, or texture as
the background because no matter where you move it on the slide, its background will con-
tinue to “match” with the slide’s background. To apply a background fi ll, choose the Slide
background fi ll option from the Fill settings in the Format Shape or Format Picture task
pane.
FIGURE 9.37
A background i ll allows the background to show through but hides any intervening objects.
 
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