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


Choose one of the ready-made shadow options that Articulate Quizmaker offers. Customize it using the other settings on this window (described below).


Use the Color selector to choose a shadow color from the available Theme Colors or 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.

Transparency, Size, Blur, Angle, and Distance

Drag the slider or enter a value in the field for any of these properties to adjust the appearance of the shadow.