Learn to remove fill from selected shapes in PowerPoint 2016.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
After learning how to add different fills for shapes in
PowerPoint 2016, now it’s time to learn how to remove any fill from a shape so that your shape only has an outline without a fill. Whenever you
insert a new shape into a PowerPoint slide, it is filled with a solid color by
default (or the default fill may be different depending on the Theme applied to
your presentation). Most of the time, you may leave that unaltered, but there are times you want just the outline to be visible -- look at
Figure 1, where you can see a rectangle with no fill, and a red outline -- this focuses the part of the picture that has to be
highlighted. It is in scenarios like these where it can be useful to learn how to remove any fill.
Figure 1: Flower highlighted using a rectangle with no fill
In this tutorial, we'll show you how you can remove the fill from a shape in PowerPoint 2016:
No Fill in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
No Fill for Shapes in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
No Fill in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
No Fill in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows
No Fill in PowerPoint 2003 for Windows
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