Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Manipulating Lines, Shapes, Art, Text Boxes, and Other Objects
Follow these steps to create WordArt:
1. On the Insert tab, click the WordArt button.
A drop-down list with WordArt styles appears.
2. Select a WordArt style.
Don’t worry about selecting the right style; you can choose a different
one later on.
3. Enter text in the WordArt text box.
Congratulations. You just created WordArt.
Usually, you have to wrestle with WordArt before it comes out right. Select
the words, go to the (Drawing Tools) Format tab, and use these techniques
to win the wrestling match:
✦ Editing the words: Click in the WordArt text box and edit the text there.
✦ Choosing a new WordArt style: Click the Quick Styles button and
choose a style on the drop-down list.
✦ Changing the letters’ color: Click the Text Fill button and choose a color
on the drop-down list.
✦ Changing the letters’ outline: Click the Text Outline button and make
choices to change the letters’ outline.
To apply color or an outline to some of the letters or words, select the
letters or words before choosing options on the (Drawing Tools) Format tab.
Manipulating Lines, Shapes, Art,
Text Boxes, and Other Objects
After you insert a shape, line, text box, clip-art image, graphic, diagram,
chart, or embedded object in a file, it ceases being what it was before and
becomes an object. Figure 4-9 shows eight objects. I’m not sure whether
these eight objects resent being objectified, but Office objectifies them. As
far as manipulating these items in Office is concerned, these are just objects.