How to use Color as a slide background in PowerPoint 2010

In this article I have described about to use color as a slide background in PowerPoint 2010.
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Slide Color background in PowerPoint

  • PowerPoint allow us to insert a picture including clip art behind your entire slide as a background.
  • We can also insert a color behind our slide as a background.
  • Watermarks are flexible because we can change their sizes and their positions on a slide.

Use a color as a slide background

To use a color as a slide background we have to use following steps.

Step 1

Select the slide that you want to add a background color to.


NOTE - To select multiple slides click a slide and then press and hold CTRL while you click the other slides.

Step 2

Then on the Design tab in the Background group click Background Styles.


Step 3

Then click Format Background in the Background Styles.


Step 4

Then Click Fill and then click Solid Fill.


Step 5

To insert color on slide then click on Color and select the appropriate color.


Step 6

To change to a color that is not in the theme colors then click More Colors.


NOTE - Custom colors and colors on the Standard tab are not updated if you later change the document theme.

Step 7

We can move the Transparency slider to change the background transparency.


Step 8

Do one of the following

  • To apply the color to the slides that you selected click Close.


  • To apply the color to all of the slides in your presentation click Apply to All.


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