Area Pattern/Color Button

Click the button to select the fill pattern style (pattern design, color combination, and mode) for the currently selected object. In order to adjust the patterns for the new (subsequent) objects to be entered, use the style management facilities (accessible by clicking the Styles button on any graph customization dialog), or double-click on any existing object, change its properties and click the Save as Default button to make the style permanent (i.e., applicable to subsequent objects of the same type).

Special area customization features. In addition to the common area customization options, this dialog offers some unique features, such as "transparent hatch" fill patterns or support for two-color fill patterns (e.g., set the fill pattern to nontransparent and not solid, then choose a desired background color that will fill the breaks in the pattern).