Category Archives: Excel

Add Background Image

This just a continuation of my previous post Remove Background. Remove background feature basically will just remove the part of the image you don’t want to see.

So here in this post, I’m going to teach you How to Add a Background to a removed background image.

Here’s an example of an image that has been manipulated by removing the background.


How to Add a Background?

1. Right Click and Select Format Picture and a window will appear


2. Select Fill from the left side


3. Select Picture or Texture Fill


4. Click File and search for the image you want to be the background


5. Then there you go!




Remove Background

No need for third party software! Done using Office 2010 onlySmile 

These set of pictures are in my second slide, to my entry “in 5 Slides”



Check out the original photos




How to use the Remove Background Feature:

1. Open {Word, Excel, PowerPoint}

2. Insert Picture  (Go to Insert Tab –> Select Insert Picture from the images group –> Select Picture you want to include)

3. Once the image is already there. Double Click the image and a Contextual tab will appear – the Format tab.

Format Tab

You can see the Remove Background feature at the left most part in the format tab.image

4. Select the remove background button. (The Purple color represents the area of the image to be removed)


5. You can mark areas to keep, remove, delete mark or discard all changes.

(+) Keep, (-) Remove


6. If you’re already satisfied with the image, just simply click Keep Changes, then there you go!


Next Topic: How to Add a Background Image in a Removed Background Image?

2011 Calendar Slicers

Do you have your 2011 planner already? if you still don’t have one, I’ve made a simple electronic planner using the new feature of Microsoft Excel 2010 called “slicers.”

Download the template here calendar slicers                          Sample screenshot of the template

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Excel 2010 System Requirements

from: Microsoft TechNet



Computer and processor

500-megahertz (MHz) processor or higher


256 megabytes (MB) RAM or higher

Hard Disk

2 gigabyte (GB) available disk space


1024 × 576 or higher resolution monitor

Video card requirements: Pixel Shader 20 and Vertex Shader 2.0. Driver date later than 11/1/2004. WHQL certified.

Operating System

Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit), Windows Vista with SP1, Windows Server 2003 R2 with MSXML 6.0, Windows Server 2008 or later (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 or later operating systems.


  • Certain inking features require running Microsoft XP Tablet PC edition or later. Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device. Information Rights Management features require access to a Windows Server 2003 with SP1 or later running Windows Rights Management Services.
  • Connectivity to Windows Server 2003 with SP1 or later running Windows SharePoint Services is required for certain advanced collaboration functionality.
  • Use of graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with drivers dated 11/1/2004 or later.
  • Internet Explorer 6 or later, 32-bit browser only. Internet functionality requires Internet access (fees might apply).
  • Connectivity to a compute cluster is required for running user-defined functions on a compute cluster.
  • Internet Fax is not available on Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, or Windows Vista Home Premium.
  • Actual requirements and product functionality might vary based on the system configuration and operating system.