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How to change the button surface appearance (Surface Tab) 
Click over the image below in order to be taken to every available setting explanation: 
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Item name
Description
 
 
 
 
Surface type
Type of surface associated to the button. Examples: 
Sunken pillow
Gel look
Neon shaped look
Windows Vista's "Aero" look
Office 2003 look
Office 2007 look
 
Special Effect
Special effect applied to the button border. Examples: 
Raised
Sunken
 
Special Effect factor
Special effect factor applied to the button border. Examples: 
Very high
Very low (best for small sized buttons)
 
Shadow Mode
Specifies the kind of shadow that will be displayed under the button. Examples: 
Solid
Blurred
 
Flat pillow factor
Changes the aspect of a Flat Pillow surface. Examples: 
Very high
Very low
 
Smoothing factor
The amount of smoothing applied to the button surface. Examples: 
No smoothing
High smoothing
 
Corner factor
The corner factor applied to Rounded Rectangle, Gem, Arrow and Keyhole shapes. Examples: 
Corner factor set to 40.   
Corner factor set to 90.
 
Raise factor
Changes the 3D height of a Flat button: with other shapes this change will affect the pressed state. Examples: 
Raise factor set to 1.
Raise factor set to 4.
 
Slant factor
The slant factor of a Parallelogram or Trapeze shaped button. Examples: 
Very low
Very high
 
Shape head size factor
The head factor for shapes like Arrows and Keyholes.  Examples: 
Shape factor set to 50.
Shape factor set to 90.
 
Shape line size factor
The linefactor for shapes like Arrows and Keyholes.  Examples: 
Line factor set to 50.
Line factor set to 100.
 
Transparent factor
Alpha channel transparency applied to the button surface. Examples: 
 
The button on the left has the transparent factor set to 1, the button on the right has the transparent factor set to 128. See the tutorial How to render 3D buttons over a background image for further details.
 
Transparent zone
The zone of the button affected by the Transparent factor described above.  Examples: 
Whole button
Outside button
Inside button
 
Rectangle hard edges
Enables/disables the use "hard edges" for the rectangular buttons. Examples: 
No hard edge
Hard edges and Raise factor set to 7
The same button with high smoothing applied
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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