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    Shape Shadow Properties Dialog
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    You can add a drop shadow to a shape using the Spread Designer. Most of the time, you may simply add a standard shadow using the choices from the Drop Shadow option in the Drawing Tools menu. To create a custom shadow, you need to change any of the shape properties. To do this, use the Shadow Properties dialog. To open the Shadow Properties dialog, from the Drawing Tools menu, click the Drop Shadow option and select Custom. The Shadow Properties dialog appears, an example of which is shown here. The table below explains the properties related to drop shadows.

    Shadow Properties Dialog

    This dialog has the following items:

    Item Description
    Shadow Direction Direction of the shadow relative to the selected shape
    Shadow Color Color of the shadow; three numbers are the RGB values
    Shadow AlphaBlend Amount of alpha-blending, from 0 to 256, where 0 is no blending and completely opaque, and 256 is completely transparent
    Horizontal Offset Size of the shadow, the amount of horizontal width of the shadow in pixels
    Vertical Offset Size of the shadow, the amount of vertical width of the shadow in pixels

    For more information on adding a shadow to a shape, refer to Adding a Drop Shadow.