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Adding a Background Style

In PowerPoint, you can add a background style to your presentation. A background style is a background fill made up of different combinations of theme colors. When you change a presentation theme, the background styles change to reflect the new theme colors and backgrounds. To quickly see if you like a background style, you can point to one in the Background Styles gallery to display a live preview of it with the current slide. If you like it, you can apply it.

Add a Background Style

  • yellow_1.jpg Click the Design tab to change the background of the selected slide, or click the View tab, and then click the Slide Master View tab to change the background of the selected slide master or slide layout.
  • yellow_2.jpg Click the More list arrow under Variants point to Background Styles (Design tab), or click the Background Styles button (Slide Master View).
  • yellow_3.jpg Point to a style to display a live preview of the style.
  • yellow_4.jpg Click the style you want from the gallery to apply it to the selected slide, slide master (and all its slides), or slide layout.

    • To apply the style to matching slides, all slides, selected slides, or slide master, right-click the style from the gallery, and then click an option.
  • yellow_5.jpg To set options, click the More list arrow under Variants point to Background Styles (Design tab), or click the Background Styles button (Slide Master View), and then click an option.

    • Options. Click Format Background, select options in the pane (New!), and then click Apply to All.
    • Reset. Click Reset Slide Background.
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