Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To change the shape of the WordArt object:
1. Verify that the WordArt headline is selected, and then click the WordArt Shape button
on the WordArt toolbar. A palette of shape options opens.
2. Move the mouse pointer over each option in the palette to display a ScreenTip with the name
of each shape. As you can see, the Plain Text shape (a straight line) is currently selected.
3. Point to the Inflate Top shape (fourth row down, fifth column from the left), as shown in
Inflate Top shape
4. Click the Inflate Top shape. The newsletter title is formatted in the new WordArt shape.
The headline has the shape you want. Now you can take care of positioning the
WordArt object above the newsletter text.
Wrapping Text Below the WordArt Object
At this point, the WordArt object is on the same line as the heading “Wide World Travel
Clothes.” Max would like you to set the WordArt on its own line at the top of the docu-
ment. To do this, you need to change the way the text flows, or wraps , around the
You can wrap text around objects many different ways in Word. For example, you can
have the text wrap above and below the object, through it, or so the text follows the shape
of the object, even if it has an irregular shape. Text wrapping is often used in newsletters to
prevent text and graphics from overlapping, to add interest, and to prevent excessive open
areas, called white space , from appearing on the page. The Text Wrapping button on the
WordArt or Picture toolbar provides some basic choices, whereas the Layout tab of the
Format WordArt dialog box provides more advanced options. (To open the Format WordArt