Online Test Banks
Score higher
See Online Test Banks
eLearning
Learning anything is easy
Browse Online Courses
Mobile Apps
Learning on the go
Explore Mobile Apps
Dummies Store
Shop for books and more
Start Shopping

How to Use a Picture as the Table Background in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint offers two ways to make a picture part of a table: make the picture appear behind the table or make the picture appear in every table cell. A picture can look nice as the background in a PowerPoint table. To make it work, however, you need the right graphic. Your audience must be able to read the table text, and that usually means choosing a white or light font color for text so that the text can be read over the graphic.

To place a picture behind the table, follow these steps:

1

Select the (Table Tools) Design tab, open the Table Styles gallery.

Once there, choose Clear Table.

2

Click anywhere in the table.

To place a picture within cells, rather than as the entire background, select the cells.

3

On the (Table Tools) Design tab, open the drop-down list on the Shading button and choose Table Background→Picture.

To insert the Picture in cells, choose Shading—Picture.

4

Select a picture and click the Insert button.

You may have to resize your table to keep the picture from being warped.

To remove a background picture from a table, open the drop-down list on the Shading button and choose Table Background→No Fill.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Inside Dummies.com

Dummies.com Sweepstakes

Win $500. Easy.