Use a SmartArt graphic as a slide background

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Before beginning this procedure, you should have created the SmartArt graphic that you want to use for a slide background,

  1. Right-click the SmartArt graphic, and then click Copy.

  2. Click the slide that you want to add a background SmartArt graphic to.

    To select multiple slides, click a slide, and then press and hold CTRL while you click the other slides.

  3. On the Design tab, in the Background group, click Background Styles, and then click Format Background.

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  4. Click Picture or texture fill, and then click Clipboard.

  5. To center, stretch, or shrink your SmartArt graphic in the background, adjust the Stretch options.

  6. To specify how much you can see through the SmartArt graphic, move the Transparency slider or enter a number in the box next to the slider.

  7. Do one of the following:

    • To use the SmartArt graphic as a background for the slides that you selected, click Close.

    • To use the SmartArt graphic as a background for all of the slides in your presentation, click Apply to All.

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