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Tech Tip #7: Making Backgrounds Transparent

Posted by on July 28, 2010

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!

Q:  When I insert my picture, the background isn’t transparent, so it covers everything behind it. I want it see-through. How do I do that? BTW, I’m using Publisher.

A:  There are two ways, one simpler than the other.

  • Select the picture; use the picture toolbar pen.
  • If that doesn’t show up, select the picture and then press CTRL +T.

These work in 85-90%. I hope it covers your case.

Reprinted with permission of Ask A Tech Teacher © 2-23-10

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One Response to Tech Tip #7: Making Backgrounds Transparent

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    Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

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