Quizmaker '13: Line Color Formatting

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This tutorial covers the Line Color options on the Format Shape/Format Picture window. (Click here for an overview of the other formatting options on this window.)

To change the line color of an object, click one of the options listed on the Line Color tab. Each option is described below.

No Line

This removes the outline from the object.

Solid Line

This applies a single color to the outline. Use the Color selector to choose from the available Theme Colors and Standard Colors. (The theme colors are controlled by your quiz’s design theme.) For more flexibility, choose More Colors. This opens the Colors window where you can do any of the following:

  • Click the color you want (either a square color swatch or a color in the spectrum area).
  • Create a custom color by entering color values in the Hue/Sat/Lum fields, the Red/Green/Blue fields, or the Html field.
  • Use Quizmaker's color picker to choose a custom color from anything visible on your screen. To do that, click the eyedropper button in the lower right corner, hover over any area of your screen, and click to choose that color.

If the color you’ve chosen is something you want to save for easy selection later, click Add to Custom Colors. The color will get added to the bank of Custom Colors in the lower left corner. When you're finished, click OK to close the window.

Gradient Line

This applies a gradient, which is a series of colors that blend into one another.

Use the Preset colors selector to choose from several ready-made gradients, or use the other fields on the window to create your own gradient. If you choose to create your own, here are the fields you’ll use:

  1. Type: Choose LinearRadialRectangular, or Path. (Path means that the path of the gradient follows the perimeter of the object.)
  2. Direction: If you chose anything but Path for the gradient type, use the Direction field to choose one of the preset directions.
  3. Angle: If you chose Linear for the gradient type, this selector lets you specify the angle of the gradient.
  4. Gradient Stops: Use a stop for each color in your gradient. You can add and remove gradient stops by clicking Add or Remove. For each gradient stop, choose:
    • Stop position: Drag the slider or enter a percentage to indicate where you want the new color to start.
    • Color: Choose from the colors shown, or select More Colors to choose a custom color.
    • Transparency: Drag the slider or enter a percentage.