Customizing a ToC: Background tab

Use the Background yab to add color or a graphic to the background of the table of contents.

Adding color

To add color to the background of the table of contents, select from the color grid.

Note: Even though the table of contents may have a shade behind it while editing, it is actually not shaded. It appears shaded because it is a field and has the same shading that all fields have.

Background page of Insert Index/Table dialog

Background page of Insert Index/Table dialog

Adding a graphic

To add a graphic to the background of the table of contents:

  1. From the As drop-down list, select Graphic. The Background tab now displays the graphics options.
  2. Click the Browse button. The Find graphics dialog opens.
  3. Find the graphic file you want and then click the Open button. The selected graphic appears in the preview box on the right-hand side of the Background tab. (If you do not see the graphic, select the Preview checkbox.)
  4. To embed the graphic in your document, clear the Link checkbox. To link the graphic to the document but not embed it, select the Link checkbox.
  5. In the Type area of the Background tab, choose how you want the background graphic to appear:
    • To position the graphic in a specific location, select Position and then click the desired location in the position grid.
    • To stretch the graphic to fill the entire background area, select Area.
    • To repeat the graphic across the entire background area, select Tile.
Graphic options on the Background page of the Insert Index/Table dialog

Graphic options on the Background page of the Insert Index/Table dialog

Deleting color or graphics

To delete color or graphics from the table background:

  1. From the As drop-down list, select Color.
  2. Click No Fill on the color grid.

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2 comments on “Customizing a ToC: Background tab
  1. Ed Rykiel says:

    Deleting color or graphics

    I can find no way to delete a background graphic. So how does one delete a background graphic?

    I am using NeoOffice on a Mac, but I don’t see any difference with a PC.

    Thanks for assistance.

  2. admin says:

    Go to the Background tab and choose Color and No Fill. Works the same for TOC, paragraph (style), page style, or any other element that has the Background tab in its definition.

    –Jean

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