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    Word 2007 - add bevel on shapes

    I've inserted an oval and gave it a 12 pt outline thickness. I'd like to add a bevel to that 12 pt outline, but I can't seem to find that option in Drawing Tools. How would I do that?
    I am using Word 2007, but I also have Word 2010 on another computer if need be.

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    In Word 2010 you can right click the oval and choose Format Shape > 3-D Format to get to the bevel command. I think this is the same in Word 2007

    IMHO, generally the bevel looks more believable if there is no outline.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    OK thanks.

    Also, is there a way to put a fill color in a text box, and have it fade to white near the outer edges of the text box?

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    That would be the 'Soft Edge' option in the Format Shape dialog
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    I can't seem to find that option. Right now I am looking in Word 2010. When I select the text box, I've looked in Shape Fill and Shape Outline. Where do I find the Format Shape dialog you are referring to?

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    Right click the shape and choose Format Shape > Glow and Soft Edges. Start by choosing one of the Soft Edges presets and modify further from there by dragging the slider
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    OK thanks, I've got it now, working in Word 2010.

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