Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Editing WordArt Text
Fun with Fonts and
Art That’s Smart
Tip: You can also turn existing text into WordArt. Select the word or phrase you want to convert, and then
follow steps 1 and 2 in the preceding list.
Figure 3-21:
The WordArt button
(circled) is in the
Insert tab’s Text section.
After you choose a
WordArt style, Word
inserts a text box with
placeholder text in
that style. Start typing
to replace that with
your own text. You
can adjust the size of
the text box by
clicking and dragging any
of its handles.
Editing WordArt Text
If you need to make changes to what WordArt text says, click the WordArt to make
the text box that holds it visible. Position the cursor where you need to make changes,
and edit as necessary.
And here’s where WordArt gets really fun: adding effects. To change the look of the
WordArt, head for the Drawing Tools | Format tab’s WordArt Styles section, shown
in Figure 3-22. Click the WordArt in your document, and the ribbon automatically
switches to that tab at the same time the text box appears. Inside the text box, select
the text you want to monkey with. The WordArt Styles section gives you these options:
Quick Styles. Click this button to open the gallery of WordArt styles and change
the current style to a different one. If you want to change the WordArt back to
plain vanilla text, select Clear WordArt beneath the gallery.
Tip: All the options in WordArt Styles show you a live preview of the different choices as you pass your
pointer over those choices.
Text Fill. This option changes the fill color of the letters, turning blue letters,
for example, purple. Clicking it opens a menu of colors; choose a color from
your document’s theme (no worries about clashing; see page 181 for more about
themes) or click More Fill Colors to expand your choices. The Gradient option
lets you choose a pattern of lighter-and-darker shading.
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