Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Changing the Background of a Single or Handful of Slides
2. Click the Picture or Texture Fill option button.
3. Click the Texture button and choose a texture on the drop-down list.
4. Enter a Transparency measurement to make the texture less imposing.
Drag the slider or enter a measurement in the Transparency box.
5. Click the Apply to All button and then click Close.
Changing the Background of a
Single or Handful of Slides
To make a single slide (or a handful of slides) stand out in a presentation,
change their background or theme. A different background tells your
audience that the slide being presented is a little different from the one before it.
Maybe it imparts important information. Maybe it introduces another segment
of the presentation. Use a different background or theme to mark a transition,
indicate that your presentation has shifted gears, or mark a milestone in your
Follow these steps to change the background of one or several slides in your
1. In Slide Sorter view, select the slide or slides that need a different look.
You can select more than one slide by Ctrl+clicking slides.
2. On the Design tab, choose a different theme or background for the
slides you selected.
How you do this depends on whether you’re working with a theme or a
• Theme: In the Themes gallery, right-click a theme and choose Apply
To Selected Slides.
• Slide background: In Slide Sorter view, select the slides that need a
different background. Then make like you’re creating a background
style for all the slides (see “Creating Slide Backgrounds on Your
Own” earlier in this chapter) but don’t click the Apply to All button.
When you assign a different theme to some of the slides in a presentation,
PowerPoint creates another Slide Master. You may be surprised to discover
that when you add a new slide to your presentation, a second, third, or
fourth set of slide layouts appears on the New Slide drop-down list. These
extra layouts appear because your presentation has more than one Slide
Master. Later in this chapter, “Using Master Slides and Master Styles for a
Consistent Design,” explains what Slide Masters are.