Format a shape

Format a shape

After adding a shape to your slide, you can customize it using the various formatting options available. With the Show app for Android, you can fill color, and add a border, a reflection, and shadow effects to shapes. 

Tap a shape and tap the Format option in the bottom pane. You will have the following options: SHAPE, TEXT, and ARRANGE.


Format a shape

The shape formatting options include:

Fill

Tap Fill.
Tap the dropdown to select one of the following:

None
Removes all the fill effects applied.

Solid Color 
  1. Tap a color to apply.
  2. Tap More Colors to customize the color or insert a color code and tap Apply.
  3. Use the Transparency slider to adjust the transparency of the selected color.


Gradient Colors
  1. Tap on a preferred gradient style: Linear, Radial, or Angular.
  2. Tap to select your preferred color.
  3. Tap Options.
 Gradient Options
  1. Tap + and - next to Gradient Stops slider to add gradient stops.
  2. Tap Change Colors to pick a color for the gradient stop.
  3. Tap More Colors to customize a color of your choice, then tap Apply.
  4. Use the Transparency slider to adjust the color transparency.
Angle
Use the slider to set an angle for the gradient.
Picture
  1. Scroll to tap and select from the available pictures.
  2. Tap Change Picture to select a new image from media section where you can choose an image from the options available.


  3. Use the Transparency slider to adjust the transparency of the picture.
  4. Check the Tile box if you want the picture used as a fill to be tiled. When deselected, this checkbox ensures that your selected picture is used as a picture fill and stretches throughout the shape.
  5. Tap Offset to align the picture within the shape.


  6. Use the up and down arrows next to Frame Offset to align the picture left, top, right, or bottom.
Pattern
  1. Tap Presets to choose your preferred pattern.


  2. Tap Foreground Color to select a color for the pattern or tap More Colors to select an appropriate color.
  3. Tap Background Color to select a color, or tap More Colors to customize your color.
  4. Use the Scale slider to scale the pattern accordingly.
  5. Use the Rotate slider to set a degree for the selected pattern.

Stroke

  1. Toggle the Stroke button ON.


    You can also choose to turn the Strike option off for the shape to follow the default theme. 
  2. Tap Style to select a border style.
  3. Tap Stroke Color to select a color for the border, or tap More Colors to customize your color. Use the Transparency slider to set the transparency for the color.
  4. Use the up and down arrows next to Width of the border.
  5. Tap the options next to Stroke Line Join to sharpen or soften the corners of the shape.
  6. Tap the options next to Stroke Line Cap to define the end cap of the border.

Effects

 There are two types of shape effects: Shadow and Reflection.

Shadow
  1. Toggle the Shadow switch ON.
    Outer Shadow: Appears behind or below shapes.
    Inner Shadow: Appears inside shapes.
  2. Tap to select your preferred shadow style.
  3. Tap Options to access the shadow options. 
The shadow options are the same for both outer and inner shadows.

Shadow options
  1. Use the Angle slider to position in the shadow.
  2. Use the Distance slider to space the distance between the shape and the shadow.
  3. Tap Shadow Color to select a color. Tap More Colors to customize the color or insert a color code and tap Apply.
  4. Use the Transparency slider to adjust the transparency for the selected color.

Reflection
  1. Toggle the Reflection switch ON.
  2. Tap to select your preferred reflection style.
  3. Tap Options to access the Reflection Options.
Reflection Options
  1. Use the Size slider to set the size of the reflection.
  2. Use the Transparency slider to adjust the transparency of the reflection.
  3. Use the Distance slider to space the distance between the shape and the reflection.

Change Shape

Tap Change Shape to choose a different shape from the various options available.

Group and Ungroup


Group shapes
Group two or more shapes in a slide so you can format them together.
  1. Long-press a shape and tap to select from the other shapes.
  2. Tap Group.
Ungroup shapes
Ungroup grouped shapes.
  1. Tap the grouped shapes and tap Ungroup.

Boolean Operations

Boolean operations like Union, Subtract, Intersect, and Difference in Show can help you unite multiple (built-in) shapes in your slide and edit them together.
You'll have to insert and overlap the shapes that you would like to integrate.

Union and Subtract

Union 
The Union operation unites the overlapping portion of the shapes and forms a single shape.
  1. Long press a shape and tap to select the overlapping shapes.
  2. Tap Union.
Subtract
The subtract operation discards the overlapping shape.
  1.  Long-press a shape and tap to select the overlapping shapes.
  2. Tap Subtract.
Intersect and Difference
Intersect
The intersect operation retains only the overlapping portion.
  1. Long-press a shape and tap to select the overlapping shapes.
  2. Tap Intersect.
Difference
The Difference operation removes just the overlapping portion while retaining the rest of the shape.
  1. Long-press a shape and tap to select the overlapping shapes.
  2. Tap Intersect.


  1. Tap ADD LINK.
  2. You can add links to three items: webpage, email address and a slide.
Web Page
  1. Select the shapes you'd like to hyperlink.
  2. Tap Web Page.
  3. Enter the Web Page's URL in the space provided.
  4. Enter a TOOLTIP if you prefer. This is optional.
Email Address
  1. Tap the shapes you'd like to hyperlink.
  2. Tap Email Address.
  3. Enter Email address, Subject, and Tooltip  in the space provided.
Slide
  1. Tap the shapes you'd like to hyperlink.
  2. Tap Slide.
  3. Tap to choose the slide you'd like to hyperlink to.
Lock
Toggle Lock switch ON to lock the shapes from editing. 


Format text in a shape

Arrange a shape

Align the shape

Tap the following options to align the shape within the slide:

To align horizontally:
  Aligns the shape to the left of the slide.
  Aligns the shape to the center of the slide.
  Aligns the shape to the right of the slide.

To align vertically:
    Aligns the shape to the top of the slide.
Aligns the shape to the middle of the slide.
    Aligns the shape to the bottom of the slide.



Rearrange the shape

You can rearrange the shape in the slide in four directions:
 Moves the shape one position in front of an object in the slide.
 Moves the shape in front of all the other objects in the slide.
 Moves the shape one position behind an object in the slide.
Moves the shape behind the other objects in the slide

DISTRIBUTE

The Distribute option allows you to space out the shapes equally in the slide. 
  1. Long-press a shape and tap to select the other shapes.
  2. Tap Horizontal or Vertical to align the selected shapes horizontally or vertically across the slide.
Flip
The Flip option lets you make a reflection of the original shape.

 flips the shape horizontally from left to right or right to left.
 flips the shape vertically from top to bottom or bottom to top.


Rotation

Slide the rotation slider to rotate the shape and position it appropriately.

Size & Position

  1. Check the Maintain Aspect Ratio box to ensure the resized shape is proportionate to its height and width.
  2. Resize the shape using the up and down arrows next to Width and Height.
  3. To resize the shape manually, use the pointers. 
  4. Position the shape using the up and down arrows next to Horizontal and Vertical to move the shape in the slide as required.
  5. To position the shape manually, drag the shape to move it in the slide. 



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