How to Color a USA Map in PowerPoint

This video shows you how to take one of our downloadable, editable PowerPoint clipart maps and color and customize it for your sales and marketing or education projects.

  1. Click or Select the state, county or country map that you want to color with the mouse pointer by clicking on the map. On the PC use the right button of the mouse, on the Mac just click with the mouse. You can tell something is selected because you will see 8 little boxes or blue handles appear around the edges, this tells you the object has been selected and you can now do something to it.
  2. Choose a color from the Fill Bucket in the Drawing Tool Bar floating palette usually located along the bottom of the PowerPoint slide. Or choose a color from the Colors, Weights and Fills option in the Formatting Palette. This Palette is located in the VIEW pull down menu.
  3. When done Deselect by clicking off the image and start on your next one.


Holding down the Shift Key on your keyboard allows you to select and change several objects at the same time to make the project go faster.

Every object in PowerPoint is made up of a fill color and an outline or stroke color, both can be changed and are independent of each other.

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