You can change the color, effect, or offset of a shadow, by using the options below.
- 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 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, and then click the option that you want.
Color To choose a color for the shadow, click Color, and then click the color that you want. To change to a color that isn't in the theme colors (theme colors: A set of colors that is used in a file. Theme colors, theme fonts, and theme effects compose a theme.), 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 (theme: A set of unified design elements that provides a look for your document by using color, fonts, and graphics.).
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 (object: A table, chart, graphic, equation, or other form of information. Objects created in one application, for example spreadsheets, and linked or embedded in another application are OLE objects.), 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.