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How do I get a suitable bevel for puzzle pieces?

If you are using PowerPoint 2007, you can apply bevels to the puzzle pieces to make them look more realistic. Here's an easy bevel format for you to use:

  1. Click on the puzzle pieces and make them all active
  2. From the "Format" menu, select "Shape Effects," presets" and the second-from-the-left preset on the top row. See below.

    Notice how the bevel above is too sloped to be a convincing puzzle piece? Add the following formatting and that problem will be solved.
  3. With all of the puzzle pieces still active, right click and select "Format Object…" and then from the "Format Shape" menu, select "3-D Format." See below.
  4. From the "3-D Format" menu, change the top number (Width: ) to 4.5. See below

That's all you have to do to make a realistic-looking puzzle.

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