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Modifying WordArt Text Position

You can apply a number of text effects to your WordArt objects that determine alignment and direction. The effects of some of the adjustments you make are more pronounced for certain WordArt styles than others. Some of these effects make the text unreadable for certain styles, so apply these effects carefully. You can apply effects to a shape by using the Format Shape dialog box for custom results. You can also use the free rotate handle (green circle) at the top of the selected text box to rotate your WordArt text.

Change WordArt Text Direction

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Right-click the WordArt object you want to change, and then click Format Shape or Format WordArt.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg If necessary, click Text Box in the left pane.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg Click the Vertical alignment or Horizontal alignment list arrow, and then select an option: Top, Middle, Bottom, Top Center, Middle Center, or Bottom Center.
  • yellow-circle4.jpg Click the Text Direction list arrow, and then select an option: Horizontal, Rotate all text 90°, Rotate all text 270°, or Stacked.
  • yellow-circle5.jpg Click Close.

Rotate WordArt Text

  • yellow-circle1.jpg Click the WordArt object you want to change.
  • yellow-circle2.jpg Drag the free rotate handle (green circle) to rotate the object in any direction you want.
  • yellow-circle3.jpg When you’re done, release the mouse button.
  • yellow-circle4.jpg Click outside the object to deselect it.
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