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 for Windows.
Before you start, we are 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 1.
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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Fills for Shapes: Tiling Options (Glossary Page)