- Apr 27, 2007
- Locating and Inserting Clip Art
- Inserting a Picture
- Adding a Quick Style to a Picture
- Applying a Shape to a Picture
- Applying a Border to a Picture
- Applying Picture Effects
- Modifying Picture Size
- Compressing a Picture
- Modifying Picture Brightness and Contrast
- Recoloring a Picture
- Cropping and Rotating a Picture
- Scanning and Imaging Documents
- Managing Pictures
- Creating WordArt Text
- Formatting WordArt Text
- Applying WordArt Text Effects
- Modifying WordArt Text Position
- Creating SmartArt Graphics
- Formatting a SmartArt Graphic
- Modifying a SmartArt Graphic
- Creating an Organization Chart
- Modifying an Organization Chart
- Inserting and Creating a Chart
- Changing a Chart Type
- Changing a Chart Layout and Style
- Changing Chart Titles
- Changing Chart Labels
- Formatting Line and Bar Charts
- Editing Chart Data
- Saving a Chart Template
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
Right-click the WordArt object you want to change, and then click Format Shape or Format WordArt.
If necessary, click Text Box in the left pane.
Click the Vertical alignment or Horizontal alignment list arrow, and then select an option: Top, Middle, Bottom, Top Center, Middle Center, or Bottom Center.
Click the Text Direction list arrow, and then select an option: Horizontal, Rotate all text 90°, Rotate all text 270°, or Stacked.
Rotate WordArt Text
Click the WordArt object you want to change.
Drag the free rotate handle (green circle) to rotate the object in any direction you want.
When you’re done, release the mouse button.
Click outside the object to deselect it.