Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
WordArt toolbar (yours might
open in a different location)
Editing a WordArt Object
Now that the WordArt object is selected, you can modify its appearance (color, shape,
size, and so forth) using the buttons on the Drawing toolbar or the WordArt toolbar. First
of all, Max would like you to edit the WordArt by adding an exclamation point at the end
of the headline. While you’re making that change, he would like you to format the head-
line in italic.
To change the font and formatting of the WordArt object:
1. Verify that the WordArt object is selected, as indicated by the sizing handles.
2. Click the Edit Text button on the WordArt toolbar. The Edit WordArt Text dialog box
opens. As you recall, you used this dialog box earlier when you first created the WordArt
3. Click at the end of the headline (after the “e” in Style”), and then type ! (an exclamation point).
4. Click the Italic button in the Edit WordArt Text dialog box. The headline in the Text
box is now formatted in italic, with an exclamation point at the end.
5. Click the OK button. The Edit WordArt Text dialog box closes, allowing you to see the
edited headline in the document.
Changing the Shape of a WordArt Object
You can quickly change the shape of a WordArt object using the WordArt Shape button
on the WordArt toolbar. Right now, the WordArt headline has a straight shape, without
any curve to it. Max wants to use an arched shape.