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How To: Place shadow boxes behind layout frames

Summary

Steps to place shadow boxes behind layout frames.

Procedure

  1. Open the layout.
  2. Select the Draw Rectangle tool.
  3. Draw a rectangle around the desired layout frame.
  4. Set the rectangle fill to a solid fill.
    A. Select the graphic.
    B. Click Show Symbol Window under the Graphics menu.
    C. Click the fill palette icon.
    D. Click a fill style.

    [O-Image] Change fill style of a graphic
  5. Set the color of the fill to white.
    A. Select the graphic.
    B. Click Show Symbol Window under the Graphics menu.
    C. Set Color to Foreground.
    D. Click a color.

    [O-Image] Change fill color of a graphic
  6. Select the Send to Back option from the Graphics menu.
  7. Select the Draw Rectangle tool.
  8. Draw a rectangle in an offset position from the white rectangle.
  9. Set the rectangle fill to a solid fill, as you did before.
  10. Set the color of the fill to black, just as you did for the white rectangle.
  11. Select the Send to Back option from the Graphics menu.
  12. Select the Frame, the white rectangle, and the black rectangle, by holding down the shift key and clicking them.
  13. Select the Group option from the Graphics menu.