Jason Y. Sproul

PowerPoint text shadowing annoyance


PowerPoint is very special. The behavior of shadowed text over shapes with fill effects is incredibly non-obvious. The second color in the fill effect determines what color the text shadow should be. If you put shadowed text over a fill where Color 2 is black, the shadow on the text is black. However, if Color 2 is not black, the shadow on the text becomes white. Harrumph.

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