Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing an Object’s Color, Outline Color, and Transparency
The easiest way to decorate a shape, text box, or WordArt image is to visit
the Format tab and make a selection in the Styles gallery. These ready-made
gallery selections can spare you the work of dealing with fill color and,
outlines. Just remember not to mix and match different Style options; use them
with consistency.
Filling an object with color, a picture, or a texture
Shapes, text boxes, and WordArt images are empty when you first create
them, but you can fill them with a color, picture, gradient, or texture by
following these basic steps:
1. Select the object that needs a facelift.
2. Apply a color, picture, gradient, or texture to the object.
Use one of these application techniques:
OntheFormattab,clicktheShapeFillbutton.Then,onthedropdown list, choose a color, picture, gradient, or texture.
• ClicktheShapeStylesgroupbuttontoopentheFormattaskpane,as
shown in Figure 4-12. Then choose a color, picture, gradient, or texture.
Click the Shape Fill button and choose No Fill to remove the color,
picture, gradient, or texture from an object.
Figure 4-12:
Shape fills
(from left to
right): color,
picture,
gradient,
and texture.
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