Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. March 27, 2000
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Tiling a Picture In Your Slide's Background
When tiling multiple pictures in a slide background, remember to choose a graphic that will look good when repeated across and down the slide. In most cases, you'll want to use a pattern or a small, uncomplicated picture or logo.

Note: Because you insert the image as a texture, PowerPoint doesn't attempt to resize the image--it just tiles the image full-size on your slide, no matter what your Zoom setting is. In effect, the background picture appears the same size at 33 percent as it does at 150 percent; everything else on the slide resizes based on your Zoom setting. Once you choose the graphic, follow these steps:

1. Right-click the slide and choose Background.
2. Click the drop-down arrow beneath the slide preview.
3. Choose Fill Effects.
4. Click the Texture tab and then the Other Texture button.
5. Locate your picture and click the Insert button.
6. Click OK in the Fill Effects dialog box.
7. Click the Preview button in the Background dialog box.
8. If you're satisfied with the appearance of the graphic on the slide, click one of the Apply buttons:
* Choose Apply to use the background picture in the current slide.
* Choose Apply To All to use the background picture in every slide in the presentation.