Change the color of a shadow

  1. Select the picture (picture: A file (such as a metafile) that you can ungroup and manipulate as two or more objects, or a file that stays as a single object (such as bitmaps).), AutoShape (AutoShapes: A group of ready-made shapes that includes basic shapes, such as rectangles and circles, plus a variety of lines and connectors, block arrows, flowchart symbols, stars and banners, and callouts.), WordArt (WordArt: Text objects you create with ready-made effects to which you can apply additional formatting options.), or text box (text box: A movable, resizable container for text or graphics. Use text boxes to position several blocks of text on a page or to give text a different orientation from other text in the document.) you want to change.
  2. On the Drawing toolbar, click Shadow Style Button image, and then click Shadow Settings.
  3. On the Shadow Settings toolbar, click the arrow next to Shadow Color Button image.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • To change the shadow color back to its default, click Automatic.
    • To change to a color in the color scheme, click one of the colors under Automatic.
    • To change to a color that isn't in the color scheme, click More Shadow Colors. Click the color you want on the Standard tab, or click the Custom tab to mix your own color, and then click OK.


To change the shadow color so that you can see through it, click Shadow Color, and then click Semitransparent Shadow.

Applies to:
FrontPage 2003, PowerPoint 2003