How to use 3D cubes for numbering
To create cubes like the one above, do the following:
1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, select Shapes:
2. In the Shapes list, in the Basic Shapes group, choose the Cube shape:
3. After pasting this shape into your slide, format it:
3.1. Right-click on the shape and choose Format Shape… in the popup menu:
3.2. On the Format Shape pane, on the Shape Options tab, in the Fill & Line group:
- in the Fill section, select Gradient fill and then customize colors according to your
- in the Line section, select Gradient fill and then customize colors like you want:
After all these changes, the cube will look like:
4. For more interesting result, use the following change - on the Format Shape pane, on the Shape Options tab, in the Effect group, select the Soft Edges section and choose appropriate size:
5. Add text to the shape - just double-click on it and enter text (in this example, 1):
6. The last step for current cube is rotation - in Format Shape pane (to open Format Shape pane, right-click on the shape and choose Format Shape… in the popup menu), select the Shape Options tab, and then in the Effect group, in the 3-D Rotation section, choose or enter different volumes for X Rotation, Y Rotation and Z Rotation or click on the appropriate buttons to rotate your cube:
After rotating, the cube should look like:
Now, you can copy cube and just change colors, text and rotation.
See also this tip in French: Comment utiliser les cubes 3D pour la numérotation.