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Formatting WordArt Text

You can change the look of WordArt text by applying effects (New!), such as shadows, glows, reflections, glows, 3-D rotations, and text transformations. You can apply effects to a shape by using the Quick Styles and Effects gallery for quick results. From the Quick Styles and Effects gallery you can apply a built-in combination of 3-D effects or individual effects to WordArt text. In addition to applying one of the preformatted WordArt styles, you can also create your own style by shaping your text into a variety of shapes, curves, styles, and color patterns. The Colors, Weights, and Fills panel on the Formatting Palette tab gives you tools for changing the fill and outline of your WordArt text.

Apply an Effect to WordArt Text

  • yellow-circle-01.gif In Excel or PowerPoint, click the WordArt object you want to change.

  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Formatting Palette tab on the Toolbox.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the Quick Styles and Effects panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif Click the one of the following sub-tabs to display an effect:

    • Quick Styles to select one of the styles.
    • Shadows to select one of the shadow types.
    • Glows to select one of the glow variations.
    • Reflections to select one of the reflection variations.
    • 3-D Effects to select one of the 3-D variations.
    • Text Transformations to select one of the WordArt style variations.
  • yellow-circle-05.gif Click the scroll up or down arrows to see additional styles.
  • yellow-circle-06.gif Click the effect you want from the gallery to apply it to the selected shape.
  • yellow-circle-07.gif To specify additional picture options, click More Options, select the options you want, and then click OK.

Apply a Fill or Line Color to WordArt Text

  • yellow-circle-01.gif In Excel or PowerPoint, click the WordArt object you want to change.

  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Formatting Palette tab on the Toolbox.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the Colors, Weights, and Fills panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif Click the Color Fill button arrow, and then click one of the following:

    • No Fill to remove a fill color.
    • Color to select a theme or standard color.
    • Fill Effects to select a solid fill color, picture file, gradient, or texture using the tabs on the Format Shape dialog box.
  • yellow-circle-05.gif Click the Line Color button arrow, and then click one of the following:

    • No Fill to remove a line color.
    • Color to select a theme or standard color.
    • Line Effects to select a solid fill color, gradient, or weights & arrows using the tabs on the Format Shape dialog box.
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