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Formatting the Slide Background

The background of a slide is one of the first things an audience will notice. It can set the mood of your presentation, and is also important to be in high contrast to the text on the slides.

You can set your own background choosing what colour, effect or picture you would like to use

  1. Click Format > Background
  2. The Background dialogue box appears

  3. Click the drop list arrow on the white coloured box
  4. Changing the slide background colour

  5. Select the colour you wish to use from the options provided, or click More Colors to open a palette of different shades of colours to choose from
  6. More colours palette

    Click Fill Effects to apply textures such as marble and carpet, or to use a picture for the slide background.

    Apply fill effects to a background

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