Quizmaker '13: Applying a Background Design

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The background styles in Articulate Quizmaker let you quickly change the background for any slide. You can choose from several background styles that Quizmaker provides, or you can create your own.

Using Ready-Made Backgrounds

Quizmaker provides several ready-made backgrounds. The colors of the background styles depend on the theme colors for your quiz. (Learn more about theme colors here.)

Here's how to apply a ready-made background style to your quiz:

  1. Go to the slide where you want to add a background style.
  2. Then go to the Design tab on the Quizmaker ribbon and click Background Styles.
  3. Hover over any of the thumbnails to see how the background will affect the look of your slide.
  4. To apply a background to all slides in your quiz, left-click it (or right-click and choose Apply to All Questions). To apply a background to only the current slide, right-click and choose Apply Only to This Question.

Filling the Slide Background with Your Own Color, Gradient, Picture, Texture, or Pattern

Another way to control the look of your slide’s background is to apply a background of your own rather than using the ready-made background styles that Quizmaker gives you. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the slide where you want to add a background style.
  2. Then go to the Design tab on the Quizmaker ribbon.
  3. Click Background Styles, and select Format Background.
  4. The Format Background window appears. Use the Fill tab to choose one of the fill options, and set your preferences in the fields that appear. If you choose to fill the background with a picture or texture, you’ll also be able to use the Picture tab on the left side of this window to set some additional options.(If you need help setting your preferences on this window, check out the tutorials on applying shape fills and picture fills, since the background fill options work the same way.)
  5. To hide the background graphics from the slide master, mark the Hide background graphics box.
  6. To apply the same background to all slides in your quiz, click Apply to All.
  7. If you change your mind and want to revert to the previous background you used for the slide, click Reset Background.

Another way to customize your slide backgrounds is to create slide master layouts. See this tutorial.