Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Choosing a Theme for Your Presentation
2. Click the Picture or Texture Fill option button.
3. Click the Online button.
You see the Insert Pictures dialog box.
4. Find and select picture that you can use in the background of your
Book VIII, Chapter 3 explains the ins and outs of trolling for pictures.
You can get a picture from Office.com, scrounge one from the Internet,
or cadge it from a SkyDrive folder.
5. In the Format Background pane, enter a Transparency measurement.
Drag the Transparency slider or enter a measurement in the box. The
higher the measurement, the more transparent the image is (see
6. Enter measurements in the Offsets boxes to make your picture fill the
7. Click the Apply to All button and then click Close.
There you have it. The picture you selected lands in the slides’
Using a photo of your own for a slide background
Figure 2-6 shows examples of photos being used as slide backgrounds.
Besides getting a photo from Office.com or another place on the Internet,
you can use one of your own photos.
Select your photo carefully. A photo with too many colors — and that
includes the majority of color photographs — obscures the text and makes
it difficult to read. You can get around this problem by “recoloring” a photo
to give it a uniform color tint, selecting a grayscale photograph, selecting a
photo with colors of a similar hue, or making the photo semitransparent, but
all in all, the best way to solve the problem of a photo that obscures the text
is to start with a quiet, subdued photo. (Book VIII, Chapter 3 explains all the
ins and outs of using photos in Office 2013.)