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Add a PowerPoint 2010 Slide Background
Access PowerPoint backgrounds using the Design tab of the ribbon

Access PowerPoint backgrounds using the Design tab of the ribbon

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Note - Click here for Background Colors and Graphics in PowerPoint 2007

Two Methods to Add a PowerPoint 2010 Slide Background

  • Using the Design Tab on the Ribbon
    1. Click on the Design tab of the ribbon, which contains the features you will need to add or change a background in PowerPoint.
    2. Click on the Background button on the right end of the ribbon. This will open the Format Background dialog box.
  • Right Clicking on the Slide
    1. Right click on a blank area of the slide.
    2. Choose Format Background... from the shortcut menu. This will open the Format Background dialog box.

Notes:

  • Backgrounds can be applied to individual slides or to all slides in the presentation.
  • There are additional features for backgrounds on the Design tab of the ribbon. Themes and color schemes will be discussed in the next tutorial.

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