Formattable Burst Variations
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This series of bursts can receive fill and line color. Photographs can also be imported into the burst, which was done in the series example (the series example also has a semitransparent burst over the burst with the imported photograph to give it a shaded color). There are five different variations for each shape. Look at them carefully before selecting a burst. Some have a larger center and smaller "rays." Some of the rays are uniform and some are ragged. Pick one variation and use it consistently throughout your presentation, e.g., if you use a v03 with one shape, the v03s for the other shapes will match.
Importing a photograph can be accomplished within the Format AutoShape menu for pre-PowerPoint 2007 versions and within the Format Shape menu for PowerPoint 2007. Just be sure to select a photograph that is roughly the same dimensions so it won't skew when imported. You may need to crop the photograph in another application before importing to get a good "fit."
Also, download the animated example to see how you might animate the slide – zooms are always good with bursts.
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Keywords: bursts, rays
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