Add a shadow to the selected drawing object, and define the properties of the shadow.

To access this command...

Choose Format - Area - Shadow tab

Properties of

Set the properties of the shadow that you want to apply.

Use shadow

Adds a shadow to the selected drawing object.

Position X

Click where you want to cast the shadow.

X Distance

Enter the distance that you want the shadow to be offset from the selected object.


Select a color for the shadow.


Enter a percentage from 0% (opaque) to 100% (transparent) to specify the transparency of the shadow.

Preview Field

Displays a preview of the current selection.


Adds a shadow to the selected object. If the object already has a shadow, the shadow is removed. If you click this icon when no object is selected, the shadow is added to the next object that you draw.