Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Choosing a Theme for Your Presentation
Figure 2-4:
Examples of
gradient fill
from upper
left): linear,
rectangular, and
Follow these steps to create a gradient background for slides:
1. On the Design tab, click the Format Background button to open the
Format Background pane.
2. Click the Gradient Fill option button.
Before you experiment with gradients, try opening the Preset Gradients
drop-down list to see whether one of the ready-made gradient options
does the job for you.
3. On the Type drop-down list, choose what type of gradient you want —
Linear, Radial, Rectangular, Path, or Shade from Title (see Figure 2-4).
If you choose Linear, you can enter a degree measurement in the Angle
box to change the angle at which the colors blend. At 90 degrees, for
example, colors blend horizontally across the slide; at 180 degrees, they
blend vertically.
4. Create a gradient stop for each color transition you want on your slides.
Gradient stops determine where colors are, how colors transition from
one to the next, and which colors are used. You can create as many
gradient stops as you want. Here are techniques for handling gradient
Adding a gradient stop: Click the Add Gradient Stop button. A new
gradient stop appears on the slider. Drag it to where you want the
color blend to occur.
Removing a gradient stop: Select a gradient stop on the slider and
click the Remove Gradient Stop button.
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