Add or remove a sheet background pattern
Click the sheet that you want to add a background pattern to or delete a background pattern from. Make sure only one sheet is selected.
Do one of the following:
Add a sheet background pattern
On the Format menu, point to Sheet, and then click Background.
Select the graphics file to use for the background pattern.
The selected graphic is repeated to fill the sheet. You can apply solid color shading to cells that contain data.
Remove a sheet background pattern
On the Format menu, point to Sheet, and then click Delete Background.
Note Background patterns do not print and are not retained in individual worksheets or items that you save as Web pages. However, if you publish an entire workbook as a Web page, the background is retained.
Clickon the drawing icon
Then click on Word art
In the word art gallery choose the one in the upper
left hand corner
type what you want (ie copy)
then go to format word art
check semitransparent for the fill color
change the line color to a real light Gray