Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating WordArt
You can insert a video clip from Bing Video Search, an embed code from another video site or website, or YouTube.
For example, if you’re writing a report about an Apollo mission, you can i nd a video clip about it and add it. Video
clips of product demonstrations also can supplement a product instruction document that you intend to convert to
PDF or HTML web format and post online. You insert all three types of video using the Insert Video window, which
works similar to the Insert Picture window introduced earlier. Use the Online Video button in the Media group of the
Insert tab to start the process. If you’ve already copied a video embed code from another website, click the Paste
embed code here text box beside From a Video Embed Code, and then click the Insert button at the right side of the
text box. If you select YouTube, it moves up from the bottom of the window to the list of search options, and you can
use the search box that appears for it to search for and insert a video. When you see the clip you want, click it and
click Insert. If you click the inserted video clip, the Picture Tools Format tab appears, and you can use its tools as
described earlier to adjust the appearance of the clip. Click the Play button on the clip to play it.
Creating WordArt
If there’s something creative you need to do to text, and Word’s normal text tools don’t
even come close to what you need, then WordArt probably has what you’re looking for.
WordArt enables you to get creative if you need to accomplish unique tasks like these:
Stretch text diagonally across the page so you can make a CLASSIFIED watermark.
Make a fancy banner headline for a newsletter or fl yer.
Rotate text to any angle.
Place text in a circle for making a button.
The same overall advice about using text formatting judiciously applies to WordArt. Using WordArt sparingly and
keeping its design relatively simple will create a great impact in the document design. Using too much WordArt,
making its design too complex, applying too many effects, overly distorting it, and so on likely will detract from the
document’s appearance and readability.
When you open a Word 97–2003 document in Compatibility Mode, certain features are disabled, such as the ability
to insert SmartArt graphics or take a screen shot. You can still insert WordArt in Compatibility Mode using the
command described next, but when you display the gallery of WordArt styles, the styles you see are the Classic WordArt
styles available in Word 97–2003. The WordArt styles were updated starting with Word 2007. If you attempt to copy
a Classic WordArt object to a Word 2013 i le or convert a .doc i le with Classic WordArt to .docx format, Word
2013 attempts to reformat the WordArt object, and the results may not be appropriate or attractive. So if you want to
retain the Classic WordArt styling in a Word 97–2003 document, don’t convert it. If you do decide to convert it,
however, you will likely need to reapply updated WordArt styles to all WordArt objects.
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