Use a picture as a slide background

To add a personal touch to your presentation, you can use your own picture as a slide background.

  1. On the Themes tab, under Theme Options, click Background.

    Themes tab, Theme Options group

  2. On the pop-up menu, click Format Background.

  3. In the sidebar, click Fill, and then click the Picture or Texture tab.

  4. Click Choose Picture, find the picture that you want to use as a background, and then click Insert.

    Tip: To fade the picture so that it better serves as a background image, move the Transparency slider to the right. Or, to use a smaller version of the picture as a repeating background image, select the Tile check box.

  5. Do one of the following:

To apply changes to


The current slide


All slides

Apply to All

See also

Change slide backgrounds

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