Tiling Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Learn how to use different tiling options for texture fills in PowerPoint 2010.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Date Created: January 25th 2011
Last Updated: January 25th 2011
Tiling options come to use when you have added texture fills to shapes or used a picture as a fill to a shape and want to provide a tile effect to it. In this tutorial you will learn about the tiling options available for filled shapes in PowerPoint 2010.
Before you start, I am assuming you already have a shape
filled with a texture. Then right-click the shape, and choose the Format
Picture option. This opens the Format Picture dialog box that you
can see in Figure 1 -- if the Fill tab is not selected,
do that now, click the Picture or texture fill radio button and
you'll see something similar to Figure
Figure 1: Format Picture dialog box
In the same dialog box, when you select the Tile picture as texture check box (see Figure 1), you'll find several Tiling options:
Offset X and Offset Y offset the alignment of the filled in texture, as you can see within the sample squares in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Offset samples
Scale X and Scale Y change the size of the filled in texture horizontally and vertically, as shown in the sample squares in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Scale samples
Alignment changes the anchor point from which the texture is tiled over the filled shape. Figure 4 shows samples of all the 9 alignment possibilities.
Figure 4: Alignment samples
Mirror type allows you to tile a texture while flipping alternative tile areas horizontally or vertically, or in both directions as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5: Mirror samples
To see samples of all the tiling options, see the online presentation below.
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