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Chapter 4. Arranging and Printing Docume... > Changing a Document’s Theme - Pg. 97

Arranging and Printing Documents 97 Word saves your changes to the document. CLOSE the FormatBackground document. Using a Picture as a Watermark When you want to dress up the pages of your document without distracting attention from the main text, you might want to consider adding a graphic watermark. To add a graphic watermark to every page of a document: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. If you are not in Print Layout view, in the lower-left corner of the window, click the Print Layout View button. On the Format menu, point to Background, and click Printed Watermark. The Printed Watermark dialog box appears. Select the Picture watermark option, and then click the Select Picture button. The Insert Picture dialog box appears. Double-click the picture you want to insert as a watermark. (You might have to browse to find it.) Click the down arrow to the right of the Scale box, and choose how big or small you want the watermark picture to appear in the document. For a more vibrant picture, clear the Washout check box. Click OK. Changing a Document's Theme You can change the entire look of a document by applying one of Word's pre-defined themes. A theme is a unified look that incorporates heading styles, text styles formatted with font effects, lists with specially designed bullet characters, background colors, fill effects, and images. Each theme provides color schemes and graphical design elements that project a specific image or tone. For example, the Axis theme uses a background that looks like parchment paper with text design ele- ments that match. You might want to use a theme when designing Web pages, reports, and pre- sentations. In this exercise, you'll apply a theme to an existing document and then display the theme styles in the Styles and Formatting task pane. USE the FormatTheme document in the practice file folder for this topic. This practice file is located in the My Documents\Microsoft Press\Word 2003 SBS\ArrangingDoc\ChangingTheme folder and can also be accessed by clicking Start/All Programs/Microsoft Press/Word 2003 Step by Step . OPEN the FormatTheme document. 1. 2. On the Format menu, click Theme. The Theme dialog box appears. Scroll the Choose a Theme list until the Layers theme appears, and then click Layers. Troubleshooting Some themes don't appear in the Theme dialog box until you install them. Word will display a message if you need to install the selected theme.