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making a background lighter/transparent

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#1 kevsgirl

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    Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:14 PM

    I have a word document and I've made the background of the document that has multiple text boxes covering it, coloured by an image.

    I'm wondering how do I get that image to be lighter or sort of semi-transparent.

    Basically I don't want to use up that much coloured ink! But I'd like there to be that image in the background still.

    #2 KatyKo

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      Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:23 PM

      I'm thinking if you right click on the image and click on format picture...you can change the transparency; that should make it lighter.

      #3 kevsgirl

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        Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:41 PM

        It won't let me... the transparency checkbox is not tickable...

        #4 becks



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          Posted 02 December 2008 - 09:02 AM

          If the transparency box isn't clickable, try ungrouping the image (you may have to do it over and over) - only problem is that every single component of the image will then become "free" so they'll be movable, deletable, etc. Do it in a secondary file and then highlight all of the components, and see if the transparency is then clickable.

          Once you get it to a lighter image, regroup everything so that it all stays in place.

          Good luck!

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          #5 Ashleykmorgan

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            Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:37 AM

            Did you ever get this to work? If you send me the file I am sure I can do it, I do alot of graphics work for my job. My email is ashleykmorgan@hotmail.com
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            #6 kevsgirl

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              Posted 04 December 2008 - 11:23 AM

              Thanks girls! Christi (WSUGal) fixed it up for me. It's perfect She washed out the background, so it's faint. I'm SAVED!

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