Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Changing Theme Options
Current theme
Figure 16-4
Choosing a background style.
Figure 16-3
After applying a theme.
2. If you want one of the background styles,
select it. The background applies to all your
slides. If you want to create your own
background, choose Format Background, which
displays the Format Background dialog box,
and continue with these steps.
Choosing a Background
While a predefined theme already has a
background, you can easily select something different.
For a background you can have a solid color, a
transparent color, a gradient blend of two colors, a
texture, or a picture.
3. If not already highlighted, click the Fill
option on the dialog box’s left side.
By default, background changes apply to the
current slide or all slides. If you want to change the
background for a group of slides, for example to
indicate the presentation is changing focus, from
the Slide Sorter view, select the slides you want to
change before changing the background. The
following steps walk you through changing the slide
4. Choose one of the following options:
Solid Fill: This option provides a single
uniform color. Click the Color button
and select a color. As you choose a
color, you immediately see it on the
current slide. Optionally, drag the
transparency slider to the right to lighten
the color hue.
Choose Design>Background>Background
Styles. A gallery of styles appears as seen in
Figure 16-4. As you pause your mouse over
an option, Live Preview shows you the result
on the current slide.
Gradient Fill: This option gives the
background a mixture of two colors
gradually blending into each other.
When you choose this option, the
dialog box changes to provide the options
you see in Figure 16-5. Select the two
colors you want to blend. You can also
control the Type, which is the direction
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