Format Text Effects (Shadow pane)

You can change the color, effect, or offset of a shadow, by using the options below.

Notes   

  • When you change options in this dialog box, the changes are immediately applied to your WordArt or text, making it easy to see the effects of the changes in your WordArt or text without closing the dialog box. However, since the changes are instantly applied, it is not possible to click Cancel in this dialog box. To remove changes, you must click Undo Button image on the Quick Access Toolbar for each change that you want to remove.

  • You can simultaneously undo multiple changes that you made to one dialog box option, as long as you did not make changes to another dialog box option in between.

  • You may want to move the dialog box so that you can see both the WordArt and the dialog box at the same time.

Presets     To choose a built-in shadow effect, click Presets Shadow Presets button, and then click the option that you want.

Color     To choose a color for the shadow, click Color Color Picker, and then click the color that you want. To change to a color that isn't in the theme colors, click More Colors, and then either click the color that you want on the Standard tab, or mix your own color on the Custom tab. Custom colors and colors on the Standard tab are not updated if you later change the document theme.

Transparency     To specify how much you can see through the shadow, move the Transparency slider or enter a number in the box next to the slider. You can vary the percentage of transparency from 0 (fully opaque, the default setting) to 100% (fully transparent).

Size     To specify the size of the shadow relative to the size of the original object, move the Size slider or enter a number in the box next to the slider.

Blur     To set the radius of the blur on the shadow, move the Blur slider or enter a number in the box next to the slider. The larger the radius, the blurrier, or "fuzzier", the WordArt will be.

Angle     To specify the angle at which the shadow is drawn, move the Angle slider or enter a number in the box next to the slider. By using the Angle and Distance options together, you can place the shadow anywhere relative to the shape.

Distance     To set the distance that the shadow is drawn in the Angle of the shadow, enter a number in the box next to the slider.

Applies To: Outlook 2007, Excel 2007, Word 2007, PowerPoint 2007



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