"Using Free PowerPoint Background and Creating a Gradient Background Style"


Do you know where to get free PowerPoint background that you can use in your presentation slides? You will find it here.

In PowerPoint 2007, you can create a background style by adding a solid, a gradient, a texture, a pattern, or even a picture of your own.

A gradient background is a visual effect in which a solid color gradually changes from light to dark or vice versa. PowerPoint 2007 offers various-color gradient backgrounds with five styles: Linear, Radial, Rectangular, or Path and Shade from title.

For a one-color gradient background, the shading color can be adjusted lighter or darker, depending on your needs. You can also choose one of 24 professionally designed backgrounds in which the color gradient changes direction according to the shading style selected.


To create a gradient background style

  • From the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click the Slide Master icon to change the background of the selected slide master or slide layout.
  • From the Slide Master tab, click the Background Styles button and click on Format BackgroundÂ… link.
  • From the Format Background dialog box displayed, in the preselected Fill option, click the Gradient fill option to display the available fill effects.
  • powerpoint 2007 format background gradient fill

  • Click the Preset colors button, and then select a color style.
  • Click the Type list arrow, and then click a type: Linear, Radial, Rectangular, Path or Shade from title.
  • Click the Direction list arrow, select a direction, and then specify an angle.
  • Add or remove gradient stops, select a color, and then drag the Stop position slider to specify a percentage.
  • Drag the Transparency slider to specify a percentage.
  • Select or clear the Rotate with shape check boxes as desired.
  • Click Apply to All to apply the fill effect to all slides, or click Close to apply only to the selected slide or slide master.


To add a custom or free PowerPoint background

  • From the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click the Slide Master icon to change the background of the selected slide master or slide layout.
  • From the Slide Master tab, click the Background Styles button and click on Format BackgroundÂ… link.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 format background dialog box

  • From the Format Background dialog box displayed, in the preselected Fill option, select the Picture or texture fill.
  • Click the File button under the Insert from: section to display the Insert Picture dialog box. From the dialog box, browse to the location where to insert the picture and click the Open button.


To download 16 beautiful and attractive free PowerPoint slide backgrounds now, right-click here.

To get more free PowerPoint background, you can visit the links below:


PowerPoint Slide Backgrounds
Free slide backgrounds use for your presentations.

Professional PowerPoint Backgrounds
More professional backgrounds for PowerPoint.

Christian PowerPoint Backgrounds
For worship presentations in churches.


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