Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Applying WordArt Styles
5. Preview several transform effects, and then, under the “Warp” heading, in the
first column, fifth row, click the Wave 1 effect. The text is formatted in a wave
shape. Pink diamond-shaped handles appear in the middle of the bottom border
and towards the top of the left border of the text box. You can drag a pink
diamond handle to make a transform effect more or less noticeable. See Figure 4-14.
WordArt text formatted with the Wave 1 transform effect
drag a pink handle
to change the
here, you could drag
a handle up or down
to make the text
more or less wavy
6. Click anywhere outside the WordArt text box to deselect it, and then save the
After you change the shape of WordArt text, you will often want to adjust its size and
position. In this case, Joel wants the headline to be nearly as wide as the document text.
You can accomplish this by increasing the size of the WordArt text box. The WordArt text
inside will expand to ﬁ ll the larger text box.
You can use two methods to resize a WordArt text box. First, you can drag its sizing
handles, just as you would resize a photo by dragging its handles. Or, if you prefer, you
can use the Size button to enter speciﬁ c height and width settings.
To resize the WordArt text box, you need to select it. When you do, the transform
effect will no longer be visible. However, when you deselect the text box, the transform
effect will reappear.
To use the Size button to resize the WordArt text box:
1. Click the WordArt text to select the WordArt text box and to display the Drawing
Tools Format tab. The WordArt text temporarily appears in a straight line, without
the Wave1 transform effect.
2. Click the Drawing Tools Format tab, and then click the Size button in the Size
group. The Size menu opens, displaying the current height and width of the
WordArt text box. See Figure 4-15.