Apply background fill effects to a drawn object.

Any drawn object in LibreOffice Impress can be given a background fill effect of choice. To apply background fill effect to a drawn object, right-click on the object, and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Area’. This will display the ‘Area’ dialog box.


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In this dialog box, under the ‘Area’ tab, you will find the ‘Fill’ drop-down list. From this list you can choose the required fill type. The different available fill types include ‘Color’, ‘Gradient’, ‘Hatching’ and ‘Bitmap’. After selecting the required fill type, select the appropriate color or one of the other fills from the list which gets displayed. After making all the selections, click on ‘OK’. The selected fill type will get applied to the drawn object.1-area

Apply a transparency effect to a drawn object.

In Impress, we can also apply transparency effect to drawn objects. To apply transparency effect to a drawn object, open the same ‘Area’ dialog box which we have discussed about in the last section. In this dialog box, under the ‘Transparency’ tab, under ‘Area Transparency Mode’, select the ‘Transparency’ radio button and then select the percentage for the transparency effect. After selecting the appropriate values, click on ‘OK’. This will apply the selected transparency effects to the drawn object.2-transparency

Apply a 3-D effect and settings to a drawn object.

In Impress, we can insert 3D objects into the slides in addition to the normal 2D objects. We can even convert a simple 2D object into a 3D object. To apply a 3-D effect to a drawn object, right-click on the drawn object and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Convert’. This will display another menu, from which you need to click on ‘To 3D’. This will convert the drawn object into a 3D object.
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Now to change the settings of the 3D effects for an object, right-click on the 3D object and from the resulting menu, click on ‘3D Effects’. This will open the ‘3D Effects’ dialog box. In this dialog box, the different 3D effect properties can be changed as per the requirements.4-3d-effects


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