The new versions of Microsoft Office don't natively support cross hatching anymore, not in Word or Powerpoint anyway.
So if you want to get lovely crosshatched diagrams and different patterns you can use this script I wrote. Just press view, macro, create a new one, paste in the code, then run it on your selected object. A great way to make venn diagrams with overlapping crosshatched regions in Powerpoint 2007!
Code: Sub crosshatch()
Dim Sh As Shape Dim oldFColor As Long
If Not ActiveWindow.Selection.Type = ppSelectionShapes Then MsgBox "Select something, then try again" Exit Sub End If
Set Sh = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange(1)
strMenu = "Select pattern: 1. Horizontal, 2. Vertical, 3. Upward Diagonal, 4. Downward Diagonal " rc = InputBox(strMenu, "Menu", 1) If IsNumeric(rc) Then Select Case rc Case 1 p = msoPatternHorizontal Case 2 p = msoPatternVertical Case 3 p = msoPatternUpwardDiagonal Case 4 p = msoPatternDownwardDiagonal End Select Else MsgBox "Invalid Selection" Exit Sub End If
With Sh With .Fill .Transparency = 0.5 .Visible = msoTrue .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(0, 0, 0) .BackColor.RGB = RGB(255, 255, 255) .Patterned p End With End With