Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing the Background
8. Drag the Stop Position slider left or right.
The far left and far right positions of the stop position slider define
where the gradient begins and ends on the slide.
9. Drag the Transparency slider left or right.
The far left position (0%) displays your chosen color in full strength,
and the far right position (100%) displays your chosen color to the point
where it disappears from view completely (100% transparency).
10. Click in the Type list box above the Gradient Direction group and
choose an option, such as Radial or Linear.
11. Repeat Steps 5 through 8 to define the position of Stop 2.
12. (Optional) Click Apply to All if you want your gradient to apply to
every slide in your presentation.
If you don’t click the Apply to All button, PowerPoint displays only the
background of the currently selected slide.
13. Click Close.
Choosing a picture background
A picture, such as clip art or a photograph captured with a digital camera,
can appear in your background. After you use a picture for the background,
you can also adjust its transparency so that you can read any title or subtitle
text that appears on each slide.