Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Session 3.2
If you add a background and then decide against it, you can remove the background
image by clicking Format on the menu bar, pointing to Sheet, and then clicking Delete
Background. The image will automatically be removed.
Joan wants you to experiment with using a background image for the Sales worksheet.
You will add the image file that she has selected.
To add a background image to the worksheet:
1. Click Format on the menu bar, point to Sheet , and then click Background . The Sheet
Background dialog box opens.
2. Navigate to the Tutorial.03\Tutorial folder, click the Back image file, and then click the
Insert button. The Back image file is applied repeatedly to, or is “tiled over,” the work-
sheet, creating a textured background for the Sales sheet. Notice that the tiling is hidden
in the cells that already contain a background color. To make the sales figures easier to
read, you’ll change the background color of those cells to white.
3. Select the nonadjacent range A7:E19;A23:H26 .
4. Click the Fill Color list arrow on the Formatting toolbar, click the White square
(lower-right corner) in the color palette, and then click cell A1 to deselect the range, mak-
ing the background image easier to see. Figure 3-22 shows the Sales worksheet with the
formatted background.
Figure 3-22
Inserting a background image
white fill added
to make the
figures stand out
the Back.jpg image
file is tiled over the
worksheet, creating
a textured background
Note that you cannot apply a background image to all of the sheets in a workbook at
the same time. If you want to apply the same background to several sheets, you must for-
mat each sheet separately.
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