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Tiling Options in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Learn how you can work withTiling Options in PowerPoint 2007.

Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7

Date Created: January 28th 2009
Last Updated: February 26th 2009

This page is a continuation of the tutorial where I showed you how you could add texture fills to shapes in PowerPoint 2007. And of course, you don't have to go back to that tutorial if you just want to know more about the tiling options available for filled shapes in PowerPoint 2007.

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, and you'll see something similar to Figure 1.

Format picture
Figure 1: Format picture

In the same dialog 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.

Offset samples
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.

Scale samples
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.

Alignment samples
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.

Mirror samples
Figure 5: Mirror samples

To see samples of all the tiling options, scroll down to the bottom of this page to see an online presentation.

Related Link: My book Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 For Dummies covers many aspects of PowerPoint 2007. A free chapter excerpt PowerPointing with the Best of Them is available on this site.

Sample Presentation

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See Also:

Tiling Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Tiling Options in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Tiling Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows


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