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Creating WordArt Text

The WordArt feature lets you create stylized text to draw attention to your most important words. Most users apply WordArt to a word or a short phrase, such as Make a Difference. You should apply WordArt to a document sparingly. Its visual appeal and unique look requires uncluttered space. When you use WordArt, you can choose from a variety of text styles that come with the WordArt Style gallery (New!), or you can create your own using tools in the WordArt Styles group. You can also use the free angle handle (pink diamond) inside the selected text box to adjust your WordArt text angle.

Insert WordArt Text in Excel or PowerPoint

  • yellow-circle-01.gif In Excel or PowerPoint, click the WordArt tab on the Elements Gallery.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the 2-D Styles or 3-D Styles button to display the type of WordArt style you want.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click one of the WordArt styles.

    • You can click the arrows on the right to display more styles.

    A WordArt text box appears on the document with selected placeholder text.

  • yellow-circle-04.gif Type the text you want WordArt to use.

  • yellow-circle-05.gif If applicable, use the Font and Paragraph options on the Font panel on the Formatting Palette tab to modify the text you entered.
  • yellow-circle-06.gif To edit WordArt text, click to place the insertion point where you want to edit, and then edit the text.

Insert and Format WordArt Text in Word

  • yellow-circle-01.gif In Word, click the WordArt tab on the Elements Gallery.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click one of the style buttons (All, Simple, Bold, Enhanced, or Elegant) to display the type of WordArt style you want.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click one of the WordArt styles.

    • You can click the arrows on the right to display more styles.

    A WordArt text box appears on the document with selected placeholder text.

  • yellow-circle-04.gif Double-click the WordArt text box to modify the text.

  • yellow-circle-05.gif Type the text you want WordArt to use.
  • yellow-circle-06.gif Click OK.

  • yellow-circle-07.gif Use the WordArt options on the WordArt panel on the Formatting Palette tab to modify the text you entered.

    • Format as Shape. Click the button, and then select a shape for the text.
    • Format WordArt. Click the button to change colors, lines, size, and layout.
    • Equalize Character Height. Click the button to toggle equalize character height on and off.
    • Stack Text Vertically. Click the button to toggle vertical text on and off.
    • Align Text. Click the button to align text in the text box.
    • Set Character Spacing. Click the button to tighten or loosen character spacing.
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