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Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Learn how to apply bevel effects to shapes in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows. Bevel effects make shapes apart by making them look embossed, like a button, or even a pillow.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows XP and higher




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We have already covered most of the effects available in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows in this tutorial series. Now, we show you how you can add a Bevel Effect to a selected shape in PowerPoint 2007 (or higher version).

To see a sample presentation containing Bevel Effects in PowerPoint 2007, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Follow these steps to apply a Bevel Effect to a shape:

  1. Select the shape you want to apply the effect to. Selecting a shape activates the Drawing Tools Format tab in the Ribbon. Activate this tab and locate the Shape Effects button that you can see in Figure 1 (highlighted in red).
  2. Shape Effects button
    Figure 1: Shape Effects button
  3. This brings up the Shape Effects drop-down gallery, as you can see in Figure 2. From the Shape Effects drop-down gallery, choose the Bevel option.
  4. Bevel sub-gallery
    Figure 2: Bevel sub-gallery
  5. This opens the Bevel sub-gallery (refer to Figure 2) that provides the following options:
  6. A. No Bevel

  7. Use this option to remove any bevel effect from a selected shape. You can use this option only if the shape has a Bevel Effect applied.
  8. B. Bevel

  9. PowerPoint provides twelve Bevel Styles to choose from. You can preview these styles in the online presentation at the bottom of this page.
  10. C. 3-D Options

  11. This option is explained in a detailed article on the 3-D Options page.
  12. Move the cursor over any of the effects within the Bevel gallery to see a Live Preview of the effect. Click on an effect to apply it to the selected shape.
  13. Remember to save your presentation often.
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:

Shape Effects: Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes (Glossary Page)

Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

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