Learn how to apply Transparency to shape fills in PowerPoint 2016.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
Shape fills such as
and textures can have a transparency attribute that
lets you reduce the opacity of a fill so that the slide object or background behind shows through. Transparency is calculated in percentages and you
can change its value all the way from 0 to 100%. Some fill options, such as
slide background have no transparency
options. Look at Figure 1 below, and you will see the original shapes on the left with their semi-transparent counterparts on the
right -- we intentionally placed all these shapes on a patterned background so that you can see the pattern through the semi-transparent shapes on the
Figure 1: Original shapes with various fills and their semi-transparent counterparts
To set a transparency value for your shape in PowerPoint 2016, follow these steps:
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