<bg> (Slide Background)

This element specifies the background appearance information for a slide. The slide background covers the entire slide and is visible where no objects exist and as the background for transparent objects.

Parent Elements


Child Elements


<bgPr> (Background Properties)


<bgRef> (Background Style Reference)




<bwMode> (Black and White Mode)

Specifies that the background should be rendered using only black and white coloring. That is, the coloring information for the background should be converted to either black or white when rendering the picture.

[Note: No gray is to be used in rendering this background, only stark black and stark white. End note]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_BlackWhiteMode simple type (§

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_Background">
	<group ref="EG_Background"/>
	<attribute name="bwMode" type="a:ST_BlackWhiteMode" use="optional" default="white"/>