If you find the new interface of the Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010 confusing and difficult, you are not alone. But the fact of the matter is that it is just different and not difficult. Once you start to recognize the sections in the menu options, you would not like to go back to the older versions. We have a series of Microsoft Office Articles to guide you with common issues and tips related to Microsoft Office applications.
In this article, I will guide you through adding a background or Background Picture in your Power Point presentation Slides in MS Office PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010.
The method is much simpler than you can imagine, just right-click on the slide on which you want to change the background. If you want to change the background of all the slides of the presentation, then you can right click any one of them. From right click menu, click “Format Background”.
On the format background window, click on the Fill option at the left hand vertical pan. On the right you will find many options. First one is Solid Fill, use this if you want one particular solid color in background. You can change the background color by using the color option on the same window.
Another fill option is the gradient option, you can select two colors and the slides will contain these colors in gradient fashion as you can see in the sample below.
This is probably the most interesting one, here in you can select a picture background for your power point presentation slides. You can select a textured background, a clip-art or any other picture you want in background.
You can also use some patterns as background in the power point slides, select pattern and choose the one you want.
Now the most important part :
Choice 1: If you want to apply background to only the selected slide, press the close button after selecting background.
Choice 2: If you want to apply background to all the slides in the presentation, click the button “Apply to All” and then click close.
Hope you find this tutorial easy to follow. If you have tips to share, please share via comments below.