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Add a gradient fill to a shape
Article You can apply a gradient fill to shapes, text boxes, and SmartArt graphics in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. A gradient fill is a shape fill that gradually change...
Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010...
Add or delete a fill, outline, or effect for text or WordArt
Article Change the look of your WordArt or text by changing its interior, its outline, or adding effects like shadows, reflections, glows in Office 2010.
Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010...
Add or delete a shape fill or shape effect
Article Change the look of your shape by changing its interior, its outline, or adding effects like shadows, reflections or bevels, in Office 2010 documents.
Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010...
Adding Text to Shapes (Video by BrainStorm)
Link Entering text onto shapes.
PowerPoint 2010
Change the color, style, or weight of a line
Article You can change the look of a line shape by changing its color, line style, or weight. If you are using Excel, Outlook, Word, or PowerPoint, you can apply a Quic...
Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010...
Create a custom shape in PowerPoint 2010
Link Combine multiple shapes to create complex custom shapes using the new Combine Shapes feature in PowerPoint 2010.
PowerPoint 2010
Keyboard shortcuts for working with shapes, text boxes, and WordArt
Article Show All Hide All The keyboard shortcuts that are described in this article refer to the U.S. keyboard layout. Keys on other layouts might not correspond exactl...
PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010
Learn more about SmartArt graphics
Article Discover how you can quickly create visual representations of your information and ideas.
Excel 2010, Outlook 2010...
Using Contextual Tabs (Video by BrainStorm)
Link Understanding contextual tabs and locating certain commands and tools.
PowerPoint 2010
Video: Modify object styles
Link Change the styles that you can apply to objects such as pictures and drawings in email messages.
Outlook 2010
When should I use a SmartArt graphic and when should I use a chart?
Article A SmartArt graphic is a visual representation of information and ideas, and a chart is a visual illustration of numeric values or data. Basically, SmartArt grap...
Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010...