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Matching Animation Background Color in PowerPoint

Posted on: Apr, 2011 By: Art Holden

Welcome to another Getting Started video tutorial.   We hope these tutorials help you get the most out of your PresenterMedia subscription.

What will this background color PowerPoint tutorials cover?

This getting started tutorial shows you how to change the background color of an animation, load it into PowerPoint, and match the background color of the PowerPoint slide to the animations background color.

In most cases using the clear background versions of our animations work great in PowerPoint.  But in some software, clear animations are not supported.  Here are a few examples when customizing the background color of our animations may be needed.

  • Using an animation in Captivate or Articulate
  • Using an animated gif with Google Slides or Keynote on the Mac
  • To get the best image quality possible.


Our customizer application makes it possible to exactly match the background color of an animation to the background of your project.

Covered in this video:

  • Customizing animation colrs with modification tools.
  • Finding the color value of your animations background.
  • Applying the animations background color to a PowerPoint slides background.

What is the Background Color in PowerPoint?

Each slide in PowerPoint has the option to change its background color.  This is done by right clicking on the background and chooing Format Background from the options.

If you have any questions, please feel free to use the comments section or our contact form.

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By: Art Holden
Art Holden has been involved in presentation and animation graphic content since 1990. He had the pleasure of creating one of the very first animation websites on the internet, Animation Factory. For 13 years he managed and created media for Animation Factory. He is now a part-owner and an employee working full time at PresenterMedia. His hobbies outside of work revolve around being involved in the bicycling community in Sioux Falls, SD. He never misses an opportunity to get on his bike and enjoy a ride.

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