Microsoft KB Archive/251041

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PPT2000: Background Tiled When You Save as Web Page

Article ID: 251041

Article Last Modified on 11/30/2000


  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q251041


When you select either of the following options in the Publish as Web Page dialog box

Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later


All browsers listed above (creates larger files)

the background of your Web page may be tiled when you view it in your Web browser.


When you use the Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later (high fidelity) option, PowerPoint uses cascading style sheets (CSS) to display the background as it appears in PowerPoint.

Version 3.0 and earlier of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator do not support some of the code that PowerPoint writes into the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) page to obtain this effect.

NOTE: By default, a Web browser tiles a background if it does not fit within its display area. For instance, a display area of 1024 x 768 pixels requires a background image of 1024 x 768 pixels for the image to not appear tiled.


To work around this problem, use either of the following methods:

  • Use a simple, solid-color background for your slides. (This background is still tiled, but it's not obvious.)
  • Under Browser support in the Publish dialog box, select Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later (high fidelity), and encourage your audience to upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 or later.

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