Replace or delete a picture

You can replace a picture in a 2007 Microsoft Office system document with another picture, or you can delete the picture.

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Replace a picture

Replace a picture used as a slide background

Delete a picture

Delete a picture used as a slide background

Replace a picture

Do the following for all programs listed in the Applies To at the top of the article.

  1. Click the picture that you want to replace.

  2. Under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Change Picture.

    Picture Tools tab

  3. Locate a new picture, and then double-click it.

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Replace a picture used as a slide background

Applies only to Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

  1. Click the slide that you want to replace the background picture for.

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

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

    Design tab image

  3. Click Fill, and then click Picture or texture fill.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To replace the background picture with a picture from a file, click File, locate the picture that you want to insert, and then double-click it.

    • To replace the background picture with a picture that you copied, click Clipboard.

    • To replace the clip art that is used as a background picture, click Clip Art, and then in the Search text box, type a word or phrase that describes the clip that you want, or type all or part of the file name of the clip.

      When you search for clip art and pictures online, you'll be directed to Bing. You're responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

Tip   To adjust a picture's relative lightness (brightness) or the difference between its darkest and lightest areas (contrast), in the Format Background dialog box, click the Picture pane, and then choose the options that you want.

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Delete a picture

Do the following for all programs listed in the Applies To at the top of the article.

  • Click the picture that you want to delete, and then press DELETE.

    To delete multiple pictures, press and hold CTRL while you click the pictures that you want to delete, and then press DELETE.

Tip   You can also use this procedure to delete clip art in a 2007 Office release document.

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Delete a picture used as a slide background

Applies only to Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

  1. Click the slide that you want to delete the background picture for.

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

  2. On the Design tab, in the Background group, click Background Styles, and then click Reset Slide Background.

    Design tab image

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Applies To: Excel 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007



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