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Chapter 8. pictures > adding a background

adding a background

You may have seen Web sites in which an image appears like wallpaper behind the text. You can add such images to your pages as well, and as usual Trellix Web comes with a whole mess of them, free for you to use. To add a background, follow these steps:

  1. Open the page where you want to add the background.

  2. Right-click where you want the background to go (either in the main page area or a border) and choose Properties > Page Area. The Page Body Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Background tab in the dialog box.

  4. Click to put a check mark next to Image.

  5. Click Browse. The by now familiar Insert Image/Clipart dialog box appears. Browse to find your background image. If you're browsing through the Trellix Web-supplied backgrounds, note that some of them are actually dividers—rules or lines that go across a page—and not backgrounds at all, which is why Trellix called the folder Backgrounds-Dividers. Also, GIF and JPEG work equally well as backgrounds. Click some of them and look at the preview box. Backgrounds fill the box completely (figure 8-27).

    Figure 8-27. selecting my background image

  6. When you have found one you like, click Open. You return to the background tab of the Page Body Properties dialog box. The background is actually just that little square that you saw in the preview box. To save space, the square is simply repeated over and over, across the page horizontally and/or vertically, to simulate one large image—exactly as wallpaper does in real life.

  7. If you want your background to fill your page area, click to put check marks in the Tile Vertically and Tile Horizontally boxes.

  8. Click to put a check mark in the Scroll Image With Text box if you want the background to move along with the text as the user scrolls down. If you leave this option without a check mark, the background stands still while the user scrolls. You can also mess with the Alignment options, but you don't need to do anything with those to add the background.

  9. Click OK. Trellix Web inserts the background image "behind" the page area you selected (figure 8-28).

    Figure 8-28. the page now has a background in the main page area



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