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5. Creating slide Backgrounds

PowerPoint includes many tools to provide an attractive background to the content you place on a slide.

Here you will make a background taken from a picture file that will then be used as a key feature on most of the pages in your presentation.

Play this video
Adding Slide Backgrounds! Go Full Screen to see in greater detail?


View the Movie to see how to add backgrounds to slides.


Many of the movies have been made on an Apple Computer. PowerPoint on a PC is a little different.

But adding backgrounds can be achieved in the same way on PC's.

Another is to "right click" on a blank part of the slide and choose Background from the Context menu.




What you have to do!

  1. Following the steps in the movie add a background for Homer's page using the 3 frame album file.
  2. Create 2 more slides for Lisa and Maggie’s page. A background should be created for each page using the required background file.
    • Can you work out which background file you should use for each character?


Mark Off Exercise 5 in your Progress Grids.



What you should be able to do at the end!


Continue to Exercise 6: Shapes and Fills


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