Format a shape

Format a shape

The Show app for iOS comes with several choices for you to format and customize shapes on slides. These editing options help brighten your shapes and emphasize content placed within them.

Apply fill to shapes

Fill your empty shapes with a solid color, gradient, pattern, or picture style. The iOS app offers a wide range of pre-made designs so you can pick the one that matches your slide background and brand.
  1. Tap on the shape you want to apply a fill style to and click the Format option. This will open the different shape formatting options on the bottom pane.  
  2. Tap Fill from the list and choose from the four types of shape fill: Solid Fill, Gradient Fill, Pattern Fill, and Picture Fill.



  3. Solid Fill applies a single color uniformly to the whole shape. You can pick a fill from Theme Colors or Standard Colors and adjust the Transparency of the fill. You can also pick a Custom Color using the More Colors option.
  4. Gradient Fill applies a continuous blend of two or more different colors. You can select either a light or dark shade of the gradient using the Linear, Radial, and Angular options. Click More Options to set the brightness of the gradient using the slide stopper. You can also set other properties like Angle and Transparency. You can also pick a Custom Color using the Change Color option.


  5. Pattern Fill applies a pattern as a shape fill. Pick a design from the presets available and set a Foreground and Background Color. You can also set the Scale and Rotate values for the pattern fill using the respective sliders.
  6. Picture Fill applies a picture or texture as a shape fill. Pick a fill from the available presets and adjust its Transparency using the slider. You can tile the image within the shape and change its offset and scale using the Offset X, Offset Y, Scale X, and Scale Y buttons. You can also upload a picture from your camera, image library, or photos using the Plus icon in the top-left corner.



     If you want to remove a fill applied to your shape, disable the Fill switch. 

Add strokes to shapes  

The iOS app provides options for you to add and edit borders for shapes. You can customize the border to make the shapes on your slide visually distinctive.
  1. Tap on the shape and click the Format option. This will open the different shape formatting options on the bottom pane.
  2. Enable the Stroke switch.  You can now customize various properties for the stroke such as style, color and width. 
  3. Click More Options to pick an appropriate Line join and Line Cap. Also, set the Transparency for the stroke using the slider. 

Apply effects to shapes

You can modify the look of a shape using effects such as shadow and reflection on a slide. You can also customize parameters like the transparency, color, and size for these effects.
  1. Tap the shape you want to apply a style to and choose the Format option. This will display the shape formatting options on the bottom pane.
  2. Tap Effects from the list and apply the one you want for your shape: 
    Shadow
    effect adds a shadow beneath the shape. You can apply an inner or outer shadow. You can set the Angle using the slider and pick a shadow shade using the Color option. Click More Options to adjust the DistanceBlur, and Transparency of the shadow using the respective sliders. 


    Reflection effect adds a mirror image beneath the original shape. You can set the SizeDistance, and Transparency for the reflection using the respective sliders. 

Group and Ungroup shapes

When you group two or more shapes, you can edit or format them together. This also makes it easy for you to move the shapes within the slide or to resize them. 

Group shapes
  1. Long-press the first shape and tap to select the other shapes in the slide.
    You can also long-press on the slide and drag to select the required shapes.
  2. Tap Format at the bottom of the screen. This will open the Shape Formatting options.
  3. Scroll down and tap Group.
You can also tap Group and Ungroup from the context menu.
Ungroup shapes
  1. Tap to select the grouped shapes.
  2. Tap Format at the bottom of the screen. This will open the Shape Formatting options.
  3. Scroll down and tap Ungroup.


Boolean Operations

You can create custom shapes using Boolean operations. Combine two or more built-in shapes and perform any of the below actions to create a new shape. 

Union: Unites the overlapping portion of the selected shapes.
Subtract: Discards the overlapping portion of the selected shapes.
Intersect: Retains only the overlapping portion of the selected shapes.
Difference: Removes just the overlapping portion while retaining the rest of the selected shapes. 

  1. Long-press the first shape and tap to select the other shapes in the slide.
  2. Tap Format at the bottom of the screen. This will open the Shape Formatting options.
  3. Tap  and  to perform union and subtract actions.
  4. Tap  and  to perform intersect and difference actions.

With the hyperlink option, you can link a shape to a webpage, email address, or a slide. 
  1. Tap the shape and click the Format from the bottom of the screen. This will open the Shape Formatting options.
  2. Tap Hyperlink. This will take you to the HyperLink page.
  3. Tap Link To. You can link your shape to webpage, email address, or slides. 

Webpage
  1. Select the required shape you'd like to hyperlink.
  2. Enter the webpgage URL.
  3. Enter a tooltip if necessary.
Email Address
  1. Select the required shape you'd like to hyperlink.
  2. Enter an email address and subject. 
  3. Enter a tooltip if necessary.

Slide
  1. Select the required shape you'd like to hyperlink.
  2. Tap Slide.
  3. Tap to choose First Slide, Last Slide, Next Slide, or Previous Slide.
  4. Tap Fixed Slide to choose from a list of slides in this presentation.

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