ShapeShdwScaleFactor Element

Office 2010

Specifies the percentage by which the shadow of a shape can be enlarged or reduced.



Optional string. Represents a unit of measure. The default is PER. For details about PER, see Units of measure.


Optional string. Represents the element's formula. This attribute can contain one of the following strings: "someFormula" if the formula exists locally, "No Formula" if the formula is locally deleted or blocked, or "Inh" if the formula is inherited.

If the attribute is not present, the element's formula is a simple constant. For example, <element>5</element>.


Optional string. Indicates that the formula evaluates to an error. The value of Err is the current value (an error message string); the value of the element is the last valid value.





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Each shadow has a shadowed pin location, which is a point on the shadow that corresponds to the shape's pin. For example, if a shape's pin is in the center of the shape, the shadowed pin location would be the point in the center of the shadow. When applying scale to simple shadows, magnification is centered at the shadowed pin location; when applying scale to oblique shadows, magnification is applied in the oblique direction.

To set this value for all the shapes on a page, use the ShdwScaleFactor element.

This value corresponds to the value in the Magnification setting in the Shadow dialog box ( Format menu).

The ShapeShdwScaleFactor element is relevant only when contained in a Shape or StyleSheet element. It is ignored when contained in a DocumentSheet or PageSheet element.

ShapeShdwScaleFactor cell (Fill Format section)