3) Select the desired
of fill from the drop-down list. The Area
page changes to display the choices available for that fill style, as
described on the following pages.
4) Select the required fill and its parameters, and then click OK to
close the dialog box and apply your selection.
Picking the type of fill from the five available choices (None, Color,
Gradient, Hatching, and Bitmap) modifies the entries in the list below
and makes some new options appear in the Area page. The list is
populated with the default choices for the selected fill type. If none of
the choices is satisfactory, you can fully customize the fill by using the
page with the corresponding name in the same dialog box.
Creating area fills
Impress comes with many pre-defined area fills in four categories:
colors, gradients, hatching patterns, and bitmaps. If none of the
provided fills is satisfactory, you can fully customize them and create
new fills. The following sections describe how to create new fills and
how to apply them.
On each page of the Area dialog box, to modify the characteristics of
an existing fill, change those characteristics in the dialog box and then
click the Modify button. (In some cases, you can also change the name
of the fill in the same step.) However, it is recommended to create new
fills or modify custom fills, and not change the pre-defined ones.
For color fills, select one from the list on the Area page, as shown in
On the Colors page, shown in Figure 98, you can modify existing colors
or create your own.
Every color is specified by a combination of the three primary colors
(Red, Green and Blue), hence the notation RGB. To create a new color:
1) Enter the name for the color in the
2) Specify the red, green and blue component on a 0 to 255 scale.
Alternatively specify the Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and black (K)
components, from 0% to 100%.
3) Click the Add button. The color is now added to the list on the
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