Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Using Background Styles
4. Select the Gradient Fill radio button if it isn’t already selected.
5. Set the gradient fill options the way you want them.
You have to play with the controls until you get a feel for how they
work. Start by selecting the present colors, which let you choose one
of several predefined fill patterns. Then play with the controls until you
get the fill to look the way you want. You can choose the colors to use
for the fill, the transparency level, the direction, and several variants for
each option.
6. Click OK.
Using other background effects
Besides gradient fills, you can use the Format Background dialog box to
create several other interesting types of backgrounds. For example, you can
assign a picture of your choosing, or you can use one of several predefined
patterns supplied with PowerPoint.
To use a texture, select the Picture or Texture Fill radio button. Then click
the Texture button to reveal the Texture gallery, as shown in Figure 8-14.
Figure 8-14: Using a textured background.
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