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If a picture has transparent areas, you can change them to opaque (white fill) or from opaque back to transparent again so that the background color or image shows through. You cannot use the opacity level to make the background semi-opaque.
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Add a transparent area to a picture
If the picture does not have a transparent area, you can make one. You can create a transparent area in most pictures.
- Select the picture that you want to create transparent areas in.
- On the Picture toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Set Transparent Color .
- In the picture, click the color you want to make transparent.
Change from transparent to opaque
- Select the picture.
- Press CTRL+T.