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Unread 07-11-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
Heidi
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Background

When I insert a background into a publication, it is tiling instead of just
one picture. This wasn't happening before and I need to know how to change
whatever setting got changed for this.
 
Unread 07-11-2007, 05:12 PM   #2
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Re: Background

When you use Format, *background*, the background will tile. The only way to
overcome this is to put an image on the master page and size it to fit. It has
always been this way.

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Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
http://office.microsoft.com/
http://msauer.mvps.org/
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"Heidi" <Heidi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> When I insert a background into a publication, it is tiling instead of just
> one picture. This wasn't happening before and I need to know how to change
> whatever setting got changed for this.



 
Unread 07-11-2007, 05:12 PM   #3
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Re: Background

I had created a publication a few days ago, when I inserted my pic for the
background, it was just one pic that covered the page. When I went to change
it to a different pic, it tiled. When I tried to re-use the original pic, it
tiled. I've tried resizing pics, but they are too distorted for printing.
After reading thru these posts I see that the default is for it to tile the
background. I (and another in my office) can't figure out why we were able
to do it without it tiling in the past. There is no option to change this
default? I assumed I had done something to change a setting in Publisher
because it was doing as I wanted to before.......

"Mary Sauer" wrote:

> When you use Format, *background*, the background will tile. The only way to
> overcome this is to put an image on the master page and size it to fit. It has
> always been this way.
>
> --
> Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
> http://office.microsoft.com/
> http://msauer.mvps.org/
> news://msnews.microsoft.com
>
> "Heidi" <Heidi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6471EC88-6676-4491-9004-F0C557C92694@microsoft.com...
> > When I insert a background into a publication, it is tiling instead of just
> > one picture. This wasn't happening before and I need to know how to change
> > whatever setting got changed for this.

>
>
>

 
Unread 07-11-2007, 06:12 PM   #4
Mary Sauer
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Re: Background

Heidi, It very well could have been the size of the image, it could have been
too big to tile.

--
Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
http://office.microsoft.com/
http://msauer.mvps.org/
news://msnews.microsoft.com

"Heidi" <Heidi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C9E3DB79-B3E6-442D-87C5-2A7694DBB508@microsoft.com...
>I had created a publication a few days ago, when I inserted my pic for the
> background, it was just one pic that covered the page. When I went to change
> it to a different pic, it tiled. When I tried to re-use the original pic, it
> tiled. I've tried resizing pics, but they are too distorted for printing.
> After reading thru these posts I see that the default is for it to tile the
> background. I (and another in my office) can't figure out why we were able
> to do it without it tiling in the past. There is no option to change this
> default? I assumed I had done something to change a setting in Publisher
> because it was doing as I wanted to before.......
>
> "Mary Sauer" wrote:
>
>> When you use Format, *background*, the background will tile. The only way to
>> overcome this is to put an image on the master page and size it to fit. It
>> has
>> always been this way.
>>
>> --
>> Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
>> http://office.microsoft.com/
>> http://msauer.mvps.org/
>> news://msnews.microsoft.com
>>
>> "Heidi" <Heidi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:6471EC88-6676-4491-9004-F0C557C92694@microsoft.com...
>> > When I insert a background into a publication, it is tiling instead of just
>> > one picture. This wasn't happening before and I need to know how to change
>> > whatever setting got changed for this.

>>
>>
>>



 
Unread 07-11-2007, 06:12 PM   #5
Ed Bennett
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Re: Background

Heidi wrote:
> When I went to change
> it to a different pic, it tiled. When I tried to re-use the original pic, it
> tiled. I've tried resizing pics, but they are too distorted for printing.


How do you expect Publisher to resize the picture to fit the page
without distortion if you can?

Resize the image so that the height:width ratio (aspect ratio) remains
the same (Shift or Control key whilst dragging a corner handle in older
versions, happens automatically when dragging a corner handle in newer
versions), and make it so that it fills the page in one direction and
spills over in the other (if the height:width ratio is greater than that
of the page, then it will spill over vertically; otherwise,
horizontally). If you want, you can then crop to the size of the page,
but it shouldn't make any difference either way.

--
Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://ed.mvps.org
 
Unread 07-11-2007, 06:12 PM   #6
Heidi
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Re: Background

ok, thank you!

"Mary Sauer" wrote:

> Heidi, It very well could have been the size of the image, it could have been
> too big to tile.
>
> --
> Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
> http://office.microsoft.com/
> http://msauer.mvps.org/
> news://msnews.microsoft.com
>
> "Heidi" <Heidi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C9E3DB79-B3E6-442D-87C5-2A7694DBB508@microsoft.com...
> >I had created a publication a few days ago, when I inserted my pic for the
> > background, it was just one pic that covered the page. When I went to change
> > it to a different pic, it tiled. When I tried to re-use the original pic, it
> > tiled. I've tried resizing pics, but they are too distorted for printing.
> > After reading thru these posts I see that the default is for it to tile the
> > background. I (and another in my office) can't figure out why we were able
> > to do it without it tiling in the past. There is no option to change this
> > default? I assumed I had done something to change a setting in Publisher
> > because it was doing as I wanted to before.......
> >
> > "Mary Sauer" wrote:
> >
> >> When you use Format, *background*, the background will tile. The only way to
> >> overcome this is to put an image on the master page and size it to fit. It
> >> has
> >> always been this way.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
> >> http://office.microsoft.com/
> >> http://msauer.mvps.org/
> >> news://msnews.microsoft.com
> >>
> >> "Heidi" <Heidi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:6471EC88-6676-4491-9004-F0C557C92694@microsoft.com...
> >> > When I insert a background into a publication, it is tiling instead of just
> >> > one picture. This wasn't happening before and I need to know how to change
> >> > whatever setting got changed for this.
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>

 
Unread 07-11-2007, 06:12 PM   #7
Heidi
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Re: Background

Well as I stated previoulsy, the original pic I used covered the entire
document (did not tile) which is 11 x 17. It was too dark for my
publication, so I used a different pic. When I used this different one for a
background it tiled. So I went back to use the origial pic (thought I could
just change font colors, etc.), now this original pic tiled. When trying to
use this original pic by inserting it and resizing it, it became distorted.
So how could it have been used as a background at one point, not tile and be
clear - then using it again it tiles; and when inserting as a graphic becomes
distorted when it is resized? I no longer have this graphic so I cannot tell
you what the original size of it was.

"Ed Bennett" wrote:

> Heidi wrote:
> > When I went to change
> > it to a different pic, it tiled. When I tried to re-use the original pic, it
> > tiled. I've tried resizing pics, but they are too distorted for printing.

>
> How do you expect Publisher to resize the picture to fit the page
> without distortion if you can?
>
> Resize the image so that the height:width ratio (aspect ratio) remains
> the same (Shift or Control key whilst dragging a corner handle in older
> versions, happens automatically when dragging a corner handle in newer
> versions), and make it so that it fills the page in one direction and
> spills over in the other (if the height:width ratio is greater than that
> of the page, then it will spill over vertically; otherwise,
> horizontally). If you want, you can then crop to the size of the page,
> but it shouldn't make any difference either way.
>
> --
> Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
> http://ed.mvps.org
>

 
 

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