Transparency of a jpeg



KK
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
Hello,

I want to use a .jpg picture file as transparent background below my text.

I know how to paste the jpeg file into my document, and how to format it
via ( format/layout/behind text ) , but I cannot find how to change the
transparency (format/colours & lines/transparency) to give more emphasis to
the text.

Thanks for all ideas

KK

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
In most recent versions of Word there is a "watermark" or "washout" setting
on the Color menu (second button from the left on the Picture toolbar).
Failing that, just increase the brightness to wash out the background image.

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"KK" <trebor@yeleek.nospam.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:d7kd0q$v4l$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hello,
>
> I want to use a .jpg picture file as transparent background below my text.
>
> I know how to paste the jpeg file into my document, and how to format it
> via ( format/layout/behind text ) , but I cannot find how to change
the
> transparency (format/colours & lines/transparency) to give more emphasis
to
> the text.
>
> Thanks for all ideas
>
> KK
>
>

Amedee Van Gasse
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
KK shared this with us in microsoft.public.word.newusers:

> Hello,
>
> I want to use a .jpg picture file as transparent background below my
> text.
>
> I know how to paste the jpeg file into my document, and how to
> format it via ( format/layout/behind text ) , but I cannot find
> how to change the transparency (format/colours & lines/transparency)
> to give more emphasis to the text.
>
> Thanks for all ideas
>
> KK

Hello,

The jpeg image format does not support transparency.
Only GIF and PNG support transparency. Some other formats also, but GIF
and PNG are widely used.
GIF supports 256 colors and simple (solid) transparency.
PNG is generally preferred over GIF nowadays because:
* often files are smaller
* up to 16 million colors
* alpha transparency (blends with the background)
* no patent issues

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Paul Ballou
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
Use the Picture Toolbar to make necessary adjustments

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"KK" <trebor@yeleek.nospam.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:d7kd0q$v4l$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hello,
>
> I want to use a .jpg picture file as transparent background below my text.
>
> I know how to paste the jpeg file into my document, and how to format it
> via ( format/layout/behind text ) , but I cannot find how to change
> the
> transparency (format/colours & lines/transparency) to give more emphasis
> to
> the text.
>
> Thanks for all ideas
>
> KK
>
>

Jay Freedman
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
KK wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I want to use a .jpg picture file as transparent background below my
> text.
>
> I know how to paste the jpeg file into my document, and how to
> format it via ( format/layout/behind text ) , but I cannot find
> how to change the transparency (format/colours & lines/transparency)
> to give more emphasis to the text.
>
> Thanks for all ideas
>
> KK

To add something the other responses haven't made clear, "transparency" has
nothing to do with what you're seeing.

If you had put the picture *in front of* the text and wanted the text to
show through, then you would need to adjust the transparency, and to do that
you would have to convert the picture to GIF or PNG format.

When the picture is *behind* the text, all you want to do it make sure that
the colors aren't strong enough to overwhelm the text. For that, you want to
increase the picture's brightness (and possibly decrease its contrast), and
you can do that without changing the format. The necessary controls are on
the Picture toolbar.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
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KK
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
Thanks for all the help

KK


"KK" <trebor@yeleek.nospam.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:d7kd0q$v4l$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hello,
>
> I want to use a .jpg picture file as transparent background below my text.
>
> I know how to paste the jpeg file into my document, and how to format it
> via ( format/layout/behind text ) , but I cannot find how to change
the
> transparency (format/colours & lines/transparency) to give more emphasis
to
> the text.
>
> Thanks for all ideas
>
> KK
>
>


Transparency of a jpeg