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    edit background (2000)

    When I insert a picture from file (which happens to be a .bmp) and then change the background color the area around my picture does not change. (Example: If the pic that is inserted is a circle image then when it is inserted it get the square thingie around it where you can stretch it or shrink it, this is the area that will not change color with the background) Any wisdom out there for how to make that area immediately around the image change to be the same as the background?

    All ideas, suggestions appreciated.
    Thanks in advance for your trouble.

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    Re: edit background (2000)

    The problem is the format of the picture, .bmp and other picture formats are always rectangles even if the image within the picture is circular.

    One way to get around this is by using the .gif format and setting the background colour to transparent. However, a drawback of this is that the .gif format does not support as many colours as other formats.

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    Re: edit background (2000)

    Once you have selected the inserted image (you have the squares around the picture), click your right mouse button and select "Show Picture Toolbar". Now, click on the second button from the right--Set Transparent Color (it looks like a pen). Then move the pen to point at the area that you want to be transparent so that the background color shows through and click your left mouse button.

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    Re: edit background (2000)

    way too easy!! thanks bunches

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    Re: edit background (2000)

    I should have added that this method works mainly with images, in which the part that you want to make transparent is a single solid color. If it is multicolored, you will need some image editing software to delete the unwanted background or make it transparent, since the Set Transparent Color can be used to make only one color in an image transparent. But glad it worked this time.

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