Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Change a Slide Background Style
Open a presentation in PowerPoint and select your
In the Ribbon, click the Design tab.
In the Background group, click Background Styles and
select your desired predefined background style from
the drop-down palette, as shown in Figure 8-8.
Choose whether to Apply To Selected Slides or Apply
To All Slides. Note that if you have multiple slide
masters in your presentation, you may choose to Apply To
Matching Slides, which applies the new background to
any slides that use the same slide master.
Figure 8-8: Choose another predefined background style
To further customize a background style, select your
desired slides and in the Ribbon, click the Design tab.
In the Background group, click the dialog box launcher
(arrow) next to Background Styles. In the Format
Background dialog box, choose your options for Fill
and Picture, as shown in Figure 8-9. Feel free to select
options to preview their appearance before you click
Apply To All. If you want to go back to the original,
click Reset Background.
PowerPoint 2007 offers a background style, which includes two
dark colors and two light colors that are used for text and the
background. Each background also has three fill definitions: Subtle,
Moderate, and Intense.
Figure 8-9: Customize a background style
To not display any graphics, choose Hide Background graphics.