How to Fill a PowerPoint 2007 Shape with Color

By Peter Weverka

A PowerPoint shape or text box is transparent until you add a fill color. Besides colors, you can fill PowerPoint shape with a picture, a gradient, or a texture. To add fill to a PowerPoint shape, follow these steps:

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1Click to select the object that you want to apply a fill to.

Clicking anywhere within an object should select it.

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2Click the Format tab.

The formatting window appears.

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3Click the Shape Fill button.

A drop-down list appears.

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4Choose a fill color, picture, gradient, or texture.

Choose No Fill to remove the fill color, picture, gradient, or texture from an object.