Select Edit Points from the drop down menu.
3 tiny Black Nodes/Points appear at the Corners of the Triangle.
Move your cursor over the Point that needs to be lined up with the Border. The Cursor will change to a 4 Point Arrow. Holding down your mouse button, slowly drag this Point to the Page Border. This is the resulting Shape.
Note that is you click on any area outside of the Triangle, the Nodes will disappear and you will have to repeat the Edit Shape Edit Points Menu again.
Repeat this step for all Shapes whose Bottom Points do not touch the Page Border.
Make sure that the Blue Guide that appears lines up with the Original Line that you are editing, or you will inadvertently change the Shape's Proportions.
The Blue Guide should continue to be in line with the Red Guide.
Now you should have perfectly edited Shapes.
In the Format Tab, select the Shape Outline Icon from the Shape Styles Group.
From the Color Menu that appears, select No Outline.
The Shapes with No Outline should now look like these.
From the Shape Fill Menu select Gradient > More Gradients.
This opens the Format Shape Task Pane to the right of the window.
Select Gradient Fill. This makes visible many options to set your Gradient below.
You'll notice that the Selected Shapes now each have a Gradient Fill, as there was a Preset Gradient. At the Gradient Stops you will see 4 different Colors.
Stop 1 on the left has an Orange Color around it, to let you know that this is the Active Stop - the Stop that will be affected by any changes you decide to make.
Now we have 3 Gradient Stops to create our 3 Color Gradient.
Select Olive Green, Accent 3. Notice the immediate change to the Gradient.
However, due to the location of the 2nd Gradient Stop, the Olive Color is taking up way too much space in the Gradient. We can remedy this by dragging the Stop to about 60% along the Gradient.
You will know the exact position of the Stop as you move it because the Percentage of the Position Bar also moves. You can also just type in a number in this box and see the change.
Here is how this change affects the Gradient.
Next, select the 3rd Stop, and set its Color to Olive Green, Accent 3, Darker 50%.
Here is the 3 Color Gradient.
From the pop out Gradient Menu select the Linear Up Icon.
See the Direction of the Gradient goes towards the Center of the Flyer.
Next set the Red Color for the Gradient Stops, by selecting More Gradients from the bottom of the Gradient Menu.
Set the 1st Stop to Dark Red, 2nd Stop to Red and the 3rd Stop to White.
Here is the result applied to the Shapes.
Select the 3 remaining Blue Shapes on the Left of the Flyer. On the right side of the Window is the Format Shape Window.
Select Gradient Fill, the last Gradient that we used will be activated. Set the Stop Colors to variations of Yellow, and White. The 1st Stop is set to Orange from the Standard Colors section.
The 2nd Stop is set to Yellow and the 3rd Stop is set to White.
Then select the remaining 3 Blue Shapes on the right side of the Flyer. Again set the Gradient Stops with variations of Yellow and White.
Now you have completed the first layer of the background for this Christmas Toy Drive Flyer.
Draw an Oval on the Flyer. Then change its Height and Width to 4.8 Inches. Center the Oval on the Flyer.
Set the Oval's Fill Color to White. Set the Oval's Outline to the Orange Color we used for the Yellow Gradient.
Here is the addition to the Flyer.
Now you'll see that the Outline is a bit more pronounced and stands out from the background.