Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Styling Your Shapes
Setting the shape outline
The Shape Outline control (in the Shape Styles group of the Drawing Tools
tab) lets you change the style of line objects or the border for solid shape
objects. You can change the following settings for the outline:
✓ Color: Sets the color used for the outline.
✓ Weight: Sets the thickness of the line.
✓ Dashes: The dashing pattern used for the lines that outline the object.
The default uses a solid line, but different patterns are available to
create dashed lines.
✓ Arrows: Lines can have an arrowhead at either or both ends.
Arrowheads are used mostly on line and arc objects.
For maximum control over the outline style, choose the More command from
the menu that appears when you click the Fill, Outline, or Effects button.
Doing this brings up the Format Shape task pane shown in Figure 12-8. From
here, you can control all aspects of a line’s style: its color, width, dash
pattern, and cap type (various arrowheads can be applied).
Figure 12-8: Formatting the line style.