Suppose you’ve inserted a picture that contains a blue sky
in your Word document and would like to scatter three stars across the sky. You have
a picture of a yellow star that you use, but the star
is drawn against a red background. You could try to change the background of
the star picture to blue, but why spend time trying to match the color of the
other picture? A quicker way would be to make the red background transparent.
Follow these steps:

  1. Go to
    Insert | Picture | From File and double-click the Star file.
  2. Click
    the picture and then click the Text Wrapping button on the Picture
  3. Select
    In Front Of Text from the drop-down list.
  4. Click
    the Set Transparent Color Tool on the Picture toolbar.
  5. Click
    anywhere in the picture’s red background.
  6. Click
    and drag the picture to the blue background.
  7. Press
    [Ctrl] while you click and drag the picture to insert another copy on the
    blue background.
  8. Repeat
    step 7 for each star you want scattered across the sky.

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