Frequently asked questions - Impress

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How do I use multiple backgrounds in a presentation?

Choose one of the three following methods:

  • Use one of the backgrounds already available in the Master Pages tab:
    • Select the slide where you want to change the background
    • Open the Master Pages tab
    • Right-click the desired background on the Master Pages tab
    • Select Apply to Selected Slides
    • Repeat the previous steps as many times as necessary
  • Create your own background:
    • Select the slide where you want to change the background
    • Open the Master Pages tab
    • Right-click anywhere within the Used in This Presentation category
    • Select Edit Master
    • In the Master View box that appears select New Master
    • Right-click on the slide and select Set Background Image for Slide
    • Select your background image and click Open
    • In the Master View box select Close Master View
    • Left-click on the newly created Master Page (NOTE: The selected background image will not load into the preview until it has been clicked) within the Used in This Presentation category
    • The created Master Page can be reused for as many slides as needed
  • Use the Slide Design mode
    • Select the slide where you want to change the background
    • Select Format ▸ Slide Design
    • Left-click Load
    • Select the Presentation Backgrounds category
    • Select the desired template
    • Left-click OK, and the left-click OK again in the Slide Design window