Pictures and graphics

Add a background picture to your slides

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You can add a background picture to each slide or use the same background picture across an entire presentation.

Add a background picture

  1. Select the slide you want to add a background picture to.

  2. Select Design > Format Background.

  3. In the Format Background pane, select Picture or texture fill.

  4. Select File.

  5. In the Insert Picture dialog box, choose the picture you want to use and then select Insert.

    Note: PowerPoint resizes the image to fill the entire slide background. If an image has a different general shape than the slide it is placed on, outer portions of the picture may extend beyond the borders of the slide and not be visible on it.

  6. Make adjustments to the background picture to make sure text is visible and it's positioned where you want.

    • Use Transparency to make the picture lighter.

    • Use the Offset settings to adjust the position of the picture.

    • Use Tile picture as texture to repeat the picture across the slide.

  7. If you want the background picture on every slide, select Apply to All.

Remove a background picture

  1. Select the slide with the background picture you want to remove.

  2. Select Design > Format Background.

  3. Select Solid fill.

  4. Select the arrow next to the Color button.

  5. Select white.

  6. If you want the background picture removed on every slide, select Apply to All.

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