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Fill objects and select colors

In the Presentation Editor, you can apply different fills for the slide, autoshape and Text Art font background.

  1. Select an object
    • To change the slide background fill, select the necessary slides in the slide list. The
      Slide settings tab will be activated on the right sidebar.
    • To change the autoshape fill, left-click the necessary autoshape. The
      Shape settings tab will be activated on the right sidebar.
    • To change the Text Art font fill, left-click the necessary text object. The
      Text Art settings tab will be activated on the right sidebar.
  2. Set the necessary fill type
  3. Adjust the selected fill properties (see the detailed description below for each fill type)

    For the autoshapes and Text Art font, regardless of the selected fill type, you can also set an Opacity level by dragging the slider or entering the percent value manually. The default value is 100%. It corresponds to the full opacity. The 0% value corresponds to the full transparency.

The following fill types are available:

  • Color Fill - select this option to specify the solid color to fill the inner space of the selected shape/slide.

    Color Fill

    Click on the colored box below and select the necessary color from the available color sets or specify any color you like:


    • Theme Colors - the colors that correspond to the selected theme/color scheme of the presentation. Once you apply a different theme or color scheme, the Theme Colors set will change.
    • Standard Colors - the default colors set.
    • You can also apply a custom color using two different options:
      • Eyedropper - use this option to choose the required color by clicking it in the presentation.
      • More colors - click this caption if the required color is missing among the available palettes. Select the necessary color range moving the vertical color slider and set a specific color dragging the color picker within the large square color field. Once you select a color with the color picker, the appropriate RGB and sRGB color values will be displayed in the fields on the right. You can also define a color on the base of the RGB color model by entering the corresponding numeric values into the R, G, B (red, green, blue) fields or enter the sRGB hexadecimal code into the field marked with the # sign. The selected color appears in the New preview box. If the object was previously filled with any custom color, this color is displayed in the Current box so you can compare the original and modified colors. When the color is defined, click the Add button:

        Palette - Custom Color

        The custom color will be applied to the selected element and added to the Recent colors palette.

    You can use the same color types when selecting the color of the autoshape stroke, adjusting the font color, or changing the table background or border color.

  • Gradient Fill - select this option to fill the slide/shape with two colors which smoothly change from one to another. Click the 
    Shape settings icon to open the Fill menu:

    Gradient Fill

    • Style - choose one of the available options: Linear (colors change in a straight line i.e. along a horizontal/vertical axis or diagonally at a 45 degree angle) or Radial (colors change in a circular path from the center to the edges).
    • Direction - the direction preview window displays the selected gradient color, click the arrow to choose a template from the menu. If the Linear gradient is selected, the following directions are available : top-left to bottom-right, top to bottom, top-right to bottom-left, right to left, bottom-right to top-left, bottom to top, bottom-left to top-right, left to right. If the Radial gradient is selected, only one template is available.
    • Angle - set the numeric value for a precise color transition angle.
    • Gradient Points are specific points of color transition.
      1. Use the Add Gradient Point button or a slider bar to add a gradient point, and the Remove Gradient Point button to delete one. You can add up to 10 gradient points. Each of the following gradient points added does not affect the current gradient appearance.
      2. Use the slider bar to change the location of the gradient point or specify the Position in percentage for a precise location.
      3. To apply a color to the gradient point, click on the required point on the slider bar, and then click Color to choose the color you want.

  • Picture or Texture - select this option to use an image or a predefined texture as the shape/slide background.

    Picture or Texture Fill

    • If you wish to use an image as a background for the shape/slide, click the Select Picture button and add an image From File by selecting it on your computer hard disc drive, From URL by inserting the appropriate URL address into the opened window, or From Storage by selecting the required image stored on your portal.
    • If you wish to use a texture as a background for the shape/slide, drop-down the From Texture menu and select the necessary texture preset.

      Currently, the following textures are available: Canvas, Carton, Dark Fabric, Grain, Granite, Grey Paper, Knit, Leather, Brown Paper, Papyrus, Wood.

    • In case the selected Picture has less or more dimensions than the autoshape or slide has, you can choose the Stretch or Tile setting from the drop-down list.

      The Stretch option allows you to adjust the image size to fit the slide or autoshape size so that it could fill the space completely.

      The Tile option allows you to display only a part of the bigger image keeping its original dimensions, or repeat the smaller image keeping its original dimensions over the slide or autoshape surface so that it could fill the space completely.

      Any selected Texture preset fills the space completely, but you can apply the Stretch effect if necessary.

  • Pattern - select this option to fill the slide/shape with a two-colored design composed of regularly repeated elements.

    Pattern Fill

    • Pattern - select one of the predefined designs from the menu.
    • Foreground color - click this color box to change the color of the pattern elements.
    • Background color - click this color box to change the color of the pattern background.

  • No Fill - select this option if you don't want to use any fill.
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