Did you know that you can use web page backgrounds in PowerPoint? Web page background pictures are usually just a narrow strip or box. When placed on a web page, they are tiled, or repeated to cover the entire web page. PowerPoint creates a similar effect by stretching pictures to cover the entire slide. The advantage is that zillions of web page backgrounds are available for free download on the Internet. Here’s a simple background that creates an area on the left for action buttons or other information. Right click on it and choose Save Picture As to save the picture.
Here’s a different kind of background:
To use an image, choose Format>Background. From the drop-down box, choose Fill Effects and click the Picture tab. Click Select Picture to open the picture. Click OK in the Fill Effects dialog box and Apply or Apply to All in the Background dialog box. To quickly add the picture to all slides, open the Slide Master first. Try it out!