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In version 9 we can set the background to an image, however I'd like to save this into a stylesheet that can be installed.

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sample image you want to use as background:

image = Import["ExampleData/lena.tif"];

Create cell that you need to put in style definition:

Cell[StyleData["Notebook"],
 System`BackgroundAppearance -> image] // CellPrint

enter image description here

Open stylesheet editor (Format -> Edit StyleSheet...)

Copy the cell you just created and install stylesheet.

enter image description here

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does this work also in version 8.x? Why is System`BackgroundAppearance displayed in red? –  magma Mar 13 '13 at 13:28
    
It doesn't work in v8. Color should be black. –  halmir Mar 13 '13 at 17:46

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