Apply or remove styles and effects from objects

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Word

To create professional-looking object, you can change the look by applying Styles or Quick Styles. Styles and Quick Styles change how the colors, fonts, and effects are applied and define which ones are dominant, or they apply effects, such as shadows, glows, reflections, soft edges, bevels, and three-dimensional (3-D) rotations.

Do any of the following:

Apply a style

  1. Click the object that you want to change, and then click the Format tab.

  2. Under Shape Styles, click the style that you want.

    Format tab, Shape Styles group

    To see more styles, point to a style, and then click More Down Arrow .

Remove a style

  1. Click the object that you want to change, and then click the Format tab.

  2. Under Shape Styles, point to a style, and then click More Down Arrow .

    Format tab, Shape Styles group

  3. Click More Options.

  4. In the left navigation pane, click Fill, and then on the Color pop-up menu, click No Fill.

  5. In the left navigation pane, click Line, and then on the Color pop-up menu, click No Line.

Apply an effect

  1. Click the object that you want to change, and then click the Format tab.

  2. Under Shape Styles, click Effects, point to an effect, and then click the one that you want.

    Format tab, Shape Styles group

Remove an effect

  1. Click the object that you want to change, and then click the Format tab.

  2. Under Shape Styles, click Effects, point to an effect, and then click No [effect name].

    Format tab, Shape Styles group

See also

Copy formatting between objects or text

Apply or change a style or effect for a picture

Add or edit a SmartArt graphic

Add or change a shape

PowerPoint

To create professional-looking object, you can change the look by applying Styles or Quick Styles. Styles and Quick Styles change how the colors, fonts, and effects are applied and define which ones are dominant, or they apply effects, such as shadows, glows, reflections, soft edges, bevels, and three-dimensional (3-D) rotations.

Do any of the following:

Apply a style

  1. Click the object that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, under Format, click Quick Styles, and then click the one that you want.

    PowerPoint Home tab, Format group

Remove a style

  1. Click the object that you want to change, and then click the Format tab.

  2. Under Shape Styles, point to a style, and then click More Down Arrow .

    Format tab, Shape Styles group

  3. Click More Options.

  4. In the left navigation pane, click Fill, and then on the Color pop-up menu, click No Fill.

  5. In the left navigation pane, click Line, and then on the Color pop-up menu, click No Line.

Apply an effect

  1. Click the object that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, under Format, click Quick Styles, point to an effect, and then click the one that you want.

    PowerPoint Home tab, Format group

Remove an effect

  1. Click the object that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, under Format, click Quick Styles, point to an effect, and then click No [effect name].

    PowerPoint Home tab, Format group

See also

Copy formatting between objects or text

Apply or change a style or effect for a picture

Add or edit a SmartArt graphic

Add or change a shape

Excel

To create professional-looking object, you can change the look by applying Styles or Quick Styles. Styles and Quick Styles change how the colors, fonts, and effects are applied and define which ones are dominant, or they apply effects, such as shadows, glows, reflections, soft edges, bevels, and three-dimensional (3-D) rotations.

Do any of the following:

Apply a style

  1. Click the object that you want to change, and then click the Format tab.

  2. Under Shape Styles, click the style that you want.

    Format tab, Shape Styles group

    To see more styles, point to a style, and then click More Down Arrow .

Remove a style

  1. Click the object that you want to change, and then click the Format tab.

  2. Under Shape Styles, point to a style, and then click More Down Arrow .

    Format tab, Shape Styles group

  3. Click More Options.

  4. In the left navigation pane, click Fill, and then on the Color pop-up menu, click No Fill.

  5. In the left navigation pane, click Line, and then on the Color pop-up menu, click No Line.

Apply an effect

  1. Click the object that you want to change, and then click the Format tab.

  2. Under Shape Styles, click Effects, point to an effect, and then click the one that you want.

    Format tab, Shape Styles group

Remove an effect

  1. Click the object that you want to change, and then click the Format tab.

  2. Under Shape Styles, click Effects, point to an effect, and then click No [effect name].

    Format tab, Shape Styles group

See also

Copy formatting between objects or text

Apply or change a style or effect for a picture

Add or edit a SmartArt graphic

Add or change a shape

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