Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding Graphics to a Slide
To add a picture background to slides, follow these steps:
1. Click the Design tab.
2. Click the Background Styles icon in the Background group.
A pull-down menu appears (refer to Figure 12-4).
3. Click Format Background near the bottom of the menu.
The Format Background dialog box appears (refer to Figure 12-5).
4. Select the Picture or Texture Fill radio button.
The Format Background dialog box displays options for adding a picture
to your background.
5. Click one of the following buttons:
File: Retrieves a graphic image stored on your computer, such as a
digital photo. When the Insert Picture dialog box appears, click the
picture you want to use and then click Open.
Clipboard: Pastes a previously cut or copied graphic image from
another program, such as Photoshop.
ClipArt: Displays a library of clip art images you can choose. When
the Select Picture dialog box appears, click the clip art image you
want to use and then click OK.
6. Drag the Transparency slider to the left or right until you’re happy
with the way the picture appears.
7. (Optional) Click Apply to All if you want to apply your picture 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.
8. Click Close.
Adding Graphics to a Slide
Another way to spice up the appearance of your presentation is to include
graphics on one or more slides. Such graphics can be informative, such as a
chart that displays sales results; or they can be decorative, such as a cartoon
smiley face that emphasizes the presentation’s good news.
Three common types of graphics you can add to a PowerPoint slide include
Picture files: Includes clip art images as well as images you may have
stored on your hard drive, such as photographs from your digital
camera
 
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