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Formatting 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 WordArt Styles group gives you tools for changing the fill and outline of your WordArt text. To quickly see if you like a WordArt Style, point to a thumbnail in the gallery to display a live preview of it in the selected text. If you like it, you can apply it.

Apply a Different WordArt Style to Existing WordArt Text

  • yellow-circle-01.jpg Click the WordArt object whose style you want to change.
  • yellow-circle-02.jpg Click the Format tab under Drawing or WordArt Tools.
  • yellow-circle-03.jpg Click the scroll up or down arrow, or click the More list arrow in the WordArt Styles group to see additional styles.

    The current style appears highlighted in the gallery.

  • yellow-circle-04.jpg Point to a style.

    A live preview of the style appears in the current shape text.

  • yellow-circle-05.jpg Click the style you want from the gallery to apply it to the selected shape.

Apply a Fill to WordArt Text

  • yellow-circle-01.jpg Click the WordArt object you want to change.
  • yellow-circle-02.jpg Click the Format tab under Drawing or WordArt Tools.
  • yellow-circle-03.jpg Click the Text Fill or Shape Fill button arrow, and then click or point to one of the following:

    • Color to select a theme or standard color.
    • No Fill to remove a fill color.
    • Picture to select a picture file.
    • Gradient to select No Gradient, one of the shadow types, or More Gradients.
    • Texture to select one of the texture types, or More Textures.

Apply an Outline to WordArt Text

  • yellow-circle-01.jpg Click the WordArt object you want to change.
  • yellow-circle-02.jpg Click the Format tab under Drawing or WordArt Tools.
  • yellow-circle-03.jpg Click the Text Outline or Shape Outline button arrow.
  • yellow-circle-04.jpg Click a color, or point to Weight or Dashes, and then select a style.
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