Step 3: Pick one ofthe “BackgroundStyles” for yourtemplate
Step 4: You can alsochange the “ThemeColors” for yourpreexisting templateYou can choose onefrom the list or clickon “Create newtheme colors” tocustomize your own.
Step 5: A new pop-upwindow will appearwhere you can modifythe colors of thetheme you chose.Some of the optionsrepresent the bulletcolor, others representbackground or fontcolor for the titles andbody.
Step 1: Click the “Background” button on the“Design Tab” or right-click anywhere on theslide and choose “Format Background”.
Step 2: A new pop-upwindow will appearwhere you choosebetween three options:1) Solid fill2) Gradient fill3) Picture or texture fill
Solid fill: allows you to Step 1: Choose one of the “Theme” or “Standard” colorschange the color of thebackground as well aschange the transparency(intensity) of the color.Step 2: Customize your own color
Gradient fill: allows you toset a more attractivemixture of colors as thebackground instead of asingle solid color.You can choose fromseveral preset colors orcreate your own by editingthe type and changing thecolor.
Picture or texture fill: allowsyou to set different texturesor even a custom picturefor a texture.You can choose fromseveral textures or insert anew picture by using the“Insert from” feature.*Remember: Click “Applyto All” so that every slidehas the same background.
Animations Tab:All the animating effects arehere. Basic animations forlists or charts are theeasiest to add by clicking on“Custom Animation”.*Remember: Click “Applyto All” so that every slidehas the same transition oranimation.
• Slide Show tab: Allows you to view the slide show presentation, record narration, run through the show, and do other preparatory things.
• Review tab: Find the spelling checker and other research tools.
• View tab: Make a quick switch to Notes Page view, turn on gridlines or the ruler, organize the layout in the Slide Master view or arrange all your open presentations in one window.
• Tabs as you need them: – Youll notice uniquely colored tabs that appear and disappear on the Ribbon as you work. These are contextual tabs, which contain special formatting tools for items like pictures and graphics. – Among these are: • Picture Tools • Table Tools • Drawing Tools
For the “Drawing Tools” tab: Step 2: Double-click on it…
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