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How to Change Slide Background in Presentation 2013

The background color and design of every slide can be changed and these changes can be applied to every slide for your convenience. Learn how to change  background in Presentation 2013.

Change the Slide Background

To change the background of the slide, follow the steps below:

Step 1 In the Design tab, click the arrow of the Background icon background image presentation and choose Background in the drop-down list. The Background dialogue box will open and show as below:

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Figure 1 The Background dialogue box

Step 2 In the Background dialogue box, click the arrow under Backdrop fill and you will be presented with the following options:

  • 1. Choose one of the eight colors displayed.
  • 2. To select a color outside of the color scheme, click More Colors. Choose a color from either the Standard tab or the Custom tab and click OK.
  • 3. To change the gradient, texture, pattern or picture, click Fill Effects. The following dialogue box will open:

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Figure 2 Fill Effects

  • 4. To apply a gradient to the backdrop, go to the Gradient tab and select a color style, transparency, and shading style. Click OK to apply the changes.
  • 5. To apply a texture to the backdrop, go to the Texture tab and select a texture. Custom textures can be applied by selecting a file with the Other Texture button. Click OK to apply the changes.
  • 6. To apply a pattern to the backdrop, go to the Pattern tab and select a pattern, foreground and background color. Click OK to apply the changes.
  • 7. To use a picture for the backdrop, go to the Picture tab and select a picture file through the Select Picture button. Click OK to apply the changes.

Step 3 You can click Apply or Apply to All to either apply the background to the current slide or all the slides.