Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Using advanced object formatting effects
Much of what you find in the Format Shape task pane is self-explanatory, but we’ll hit the
high points for you in the following sections, which also serve to describe some of the inner
workings of equivalent ribbon-based controls.
Formatting ills and lines
The Fill & Line (paint bucket) icon in the Format Shape task pane displays the Fill and Line
categories. Options you select in the Fill category can change the controls displayed in the
task pane, as shown in Figure 10-39.
Figure 10-39 Each option causes different controls to appear in the task pane.
For example, you can see the differences between the controls available when the Solid Fill
and Gradient Fill options are selected. As always, any changes you make in the task pane
are reflected immediately in the selected object:
Gradient Fill Gradient Fill is the third option in the Fill category in the Format
Shape task pane; a gradient ill consists of two or more colors, cross-fading from
light to dark. You can choose from a number of presets in the Preset Gradients
dropdown list, or you can customize your own. In the Type drop-down list, select from
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