Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating WordArt from selected text
In general, you do not have to select the text within a WordArt object to change the formatting. In fact, if you click
within the text rather than clicking the border to select the entire object, the changes you make will apply only to the
word holding the insertion point. On the other hand, you are free to select part of the contents of a WordArt object
and apply different formatting to that text if it meets your design needs to do so.
If you have difi culty achieving correct centering of text inside a WordArt text box, take a look at standard formatting
settings, such as the Paragraph groups alignment, indentation, before and after spacing, and line spacing choices on
the Home tab.
Use the tools in the WordArt Styles and Text groups to format text. Any of these formatting
tools can be applied letter by letter if that is what is required. In addition, you can use the
normal settings in the Font and Paragraph groups of the Home tab to make changes to the
selected WordArt text. Here are ways that you can format WordArt:
Moving, sizing, and rotating WordArt: WordArt shapes can be formatted like any
other picture or shape in Word. The techniques for moving, sizing, rotating, and
so on described earlier in this chapter work the same for WordArt. WordArt text
can be rotated to any angle using the rotate handle above the top center selection
handle. You’re not limited to the settings offered with the Text Direction tool in
the Text group of the Drawing Tools
Format tab. Also, you can reverse WordArt
both horizontally and vertically — by dragging top over bottom, side over side, and
corner over corner, essentially ﬂ ipping the object and the text it contains. You can
use this method, or you can use the Rotate Objects choice in the Arrange group to
rotate and ﬂ ip the selected WordArt.
When you paste cut or copied Word Art into a new location in Word and some other office applications, a Paste
Options button appears, and you can choose Keep Source Formatting (K) or Picture (U) to determine whether or not
you want to edit it later. Also note that a Layout Options button appears at the upper-right corner of the WordArt
object so you can adjust wrap settings for its new location as needed.
Changing WordArt styles: To see the gallery of WordArt styles so that you can
apply another one to a selected WordArt object, click the Quick Styles button in the
WordArt Styles group (if your screen is at a low resolution), or if the gallery appears
in the group, click its More button. The available styles are the same as those
shown in Figure 9.48. Simply click an alternate style to apply it. The WordArt Styles
group also contains the Text Fill, Text Outline, and Text Effects tools. Clicking Text
Fill then enables you to click a new color to use as the ﬁ fill for the WordArt text.