Backgrounds in PowerPoint

These videos about PowerPoint backgrounds will show you how to add color, textures, pictures, or remove them from a PowerPoint slide or deck. We’ll show how to customize your colors and some design tips so the background doesn’t overwhelm your presentation. Also, a bit about Master Slides that may help your add or remove a watermark or logo. For PowerPoint 2013, but most of what is seen can be used in earlier versions.

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Backgrounds in PowerPoint

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These videos about PowerPoint backgrounds will show you how to add color, textures, pictures, or remove them from a PowerPoint slide or deck. We’ll show how to customize your colors and some design tips so the background doesn’t overwhelm your presentation. Also, a bit about Master Slides that may help your add or remove a watermark or logo. For PowerPoint 2013, but most of what is seen can be used in earlier versions.
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    • Backgrounds in PowerPoint
    • 90 seconds with Slide Masters
    • Video | 1:22
    • Picture backgrounds: 2 methods
    • Video | 4:59
    • First steps
    • Video | 3:23
    • Vapor Trail
    • PowerPoint Theme | Download @ Office.com
    • Course summary
    • Article + links to more
    • Removing backgrounds
    • Video | 2:48
  2. Slide 2

    • Backgrounds in PowerPoint
    • 90 seconds with Slide Masters
    • Video | 1:22
    • Picture backgrounds: 2 methods
    • Video | 4:59
    • First steps
    • Video | 3:23
    • Vapor Trail
    • PowerPoint Theme | Download @ Office.com
    • Course summary
    • Article + links to more
    • Removing backgrounds
    • Video | 2:48
  3. First Steps

    Slide 3 - First Steps

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  4. 90 seconds Slide Masters

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  5. Picture backgrounds: Two methods

    Slide 5 - Picture backgrounds: Two methods

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  6. Removing backgrounds

    Slide 6 - Removing backgrounds

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  7. Download PowerPoint theme

    Slide 7 - Download PowerPoint theme

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  8. Course summary

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    • Backgrounds: First steps
    • If you want to start from scratch, just right-click on a blank part of the slide. Click Format Backgrounds. A menu appears on the right-hand side and you can use colors, pictures, or textures. Remember, this is the background of your presentation, so don’t be afraid to use white or black. Don’t let the background overwhelm your presentation.
    • A bit about Slide Masters
    • Watermarks and logos are often found in the PowerPoint Slide Master. If you don’t know how to work with Slide Masters, you’ll need to learn about opening and closing them. To open the Slide Master, select View>Slide Master. Make sure you select the Close Master View button when you are done with changes.
    • Picture backgrounds: Two methods
    • Click Insert>Pictures to add images such as logos.
    • To use pictures as a backgrounds, reduce transparency so text can be seen. Right-click a blank part of the slide. Click Format Backgrounds > Picture or texture fill, use the menu to change transparency.
    • Removing backgrounds
    • If you can’t remove a background, it may be part of a theme. On the Home Tab, click the Layout button to see what the slides look like. You can change a theme by going to the Design tab and mousing over the different designs. The Office Theme is the simplest with a blank background.
    • See also
    • Vapor Trail Theme
    • Insert a picture
    • Webinar: Working with Photos in Office
    • More training courses
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