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:

 System`BackgroundAppearance -> image] // CellPrint

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

Copy the cell you just created and install stylesheet.

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  • $\begingroup$ does this work also in version 8.x? Why is System`BackgroundAppearance displayed in red? $\endgroup$
    – magma
    Mar 13, 2013 at 13:28
  • $\begingroup$ It doesn't work in v8. Color should be black. $\endgroup$
    – halmir
    Mar 13, 2013 at 17:46

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