Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Formatting Shadows and 3-D Effects
Changing the Position and Appearance of Shadows
After you apply a shadow, you can adjust the shadow’s position relative to the object and
control additional settings, such as how transparent the shadow is, what its angle looks like,
and how far it extends from the edge of the shape. You can make these changes using the
Shadow Options choice (available at the bottom of the Shadow gallery) that appears when
you click Shape Effects and point to Shadow.
The Format Shape dialog box appears, as you see in Figure 17-22, in which you can enter
your choices for the Transparency, Size, Blur, Angle, and Distance of the shadow.
Figure 17-22 You can tailor the appearance of the shadow by using the settings in the Shadow
tab of the Format Shape dialog box.
In addition to adjusting a shadow’s position and overall appearance, you can also apply a
color to a shadow. To do so, follow these steps:
1. Select the shape with the shadow you want to change.
2. Click Shape Effects and point to Shadow to display the Shadow list.
3. Point to Shadow Options. The Format Shape dialog box appears.