Word Art 2003

(You must have Microsoft Word on your computer to use this Tutorial.)

To use Word Art, go to your Standard Toolbar at the top of the page, and click on :
Insert > Picture > Word Art The following Word Art Gallery will open up:

Click on the style you like, and when the options panel opens, change the words,
"Your Text Here" to whatever you would like your Word Art to say.
Click O.K., and you will be able to drag and place your Word Art anywhere on the page you would like !!

The Word Art shown below came with a default font of ARIAL, 36 pt.
By double clicking it, we can change the font to any other font and size available on our list in the options panel.
We changed it to a font named ALGERIAN, and made it much larger:

 

We can also change color and effects by formatting the Word Art. To do this, we Right-Click on the Word Art and this panel appears:

After we click on the button named, "Format Word Art", this panel will appear:

We now Click on the arrow next to the Color Box, and then click on FILL EFFECTS to get here:

This opens up all the options for changing the look of our Word Art. We can change colors to two-colors, use preset color options, change textures, patterns, and more. As an example, I have changed our Word Art from the brown, crumpled paper effect to what appears below:

 

 

Word Art 2010

Overview of WordArt

You can use WordArt to add special text effects to your document. For example, you can stretch a title, skew text, make text fit a preset shape, or apply a gradient fill. This WordArt becomes an object that you can move or position in your document to add decoration or emphasis. You can modify or add to the text in an existing WordArt object whenever you want.

 

 

Add WordArt

On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt, and then click the WordArt style that you want.

 

Example of the Text group on the Insert tab in Excel 2010.

Enter your text.

 Notes 

If you have a chart in your Office 2010 document, you can replace the chart title with WordArt to give the title additional emphasis.

 

Convert existing text to WordArt in PowerPoint and Word

Select the text that you want to convert to WordArt.

On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt, and then click the WordArt that you want.

 

 

Remove the WordArt style

Which program are you using?

 

Excel

When you remove the WordArt style from your text, the text remains and changes to plain text.

Select the WordArt text that you want to remove the WordArt style from.

Under Drawing Tools, on the Format tab, in the WordArt Styles group, click the More button, and then click Clear WordArt.

 Tip   To remove the WordArt style from part of your text, select the text that you want to remove the WordArt style from, and then follow the steps above.

 

PowerPoint

When you remove the WordArt style from your text, the text remains and changes to plain text.

Select the WordArt text that you want to remove the WordArt style from.

On the Home tab, in the Font group, click Clear All Formatting

 Tip   To remove the WordArt style from part of your text, select the text that you want to remove the WordArt style from, and then follow the steps above.

 

Word

When you remove the WordArt style from your text, the text remains and changes to plain text.

Select the WordArt text that you want to remove the WordArt style from.

On the Home tab, in the Font group, click Clear Formatting.

 Tip   To remove the WordArt style from part of your text, select the text that you want to remove the WordArt style from, and then follow the steps above.

 

Delete the WordArt

Select the WordArt that you want to remove, and then press DELETE.

 

 

Word Art 2013

Creating WordArt

In addition to adding effects to a text box, you can add effects to the text inside the text box, which is known as WordArt. For the most part, the types of effects you can add are the same as the ones you can add to shapes or text boxes (shadow, bevel, etc.). However, you can also Transform the text to give it a wavy, slanted, or inflated look.

Generally, you shouldn't use WordArt in more formal documents like resumes and cover letters because it could seem too casual.

To apply a quick style to text:

A quick style will automatically apply several effects to your text at once. You can then refine the look of your text by adding or modifying text effects.

1.  Select the text box, or select some text inside of the text box.

 

2.  On the Format tab, click the Quick Styles command in the WordArt Styles group. A drop-down menu of text styles will appear. Select the style you want to use.


 

3.  The text will appear in the selected style. If desired, you can change the font or font color from the Home tab.

To convert regular text into WordArt:

For text to be formatted as WordArt, it needs to be inside a text box. However, there is a shortcut that allows you to convert text into WordArt even if it's not in a text box.

1.  Select the text you wish to convert, then click the Insert tab.

 

2.  Click the WordArt drop-down arrow in the Text group.  A drop-down menu of WordArt styles will appear. Select the style you want to use.

 

3.  Word will automatically create a text box for the text, and the text will appear in the selected style. If desired, you can change the font or font color from the Home tab.

 

Some effects, such as shadows, can be added from the Text Effects menu in the Home tab. When you add effects in this way, it will not place the text in a text box.

 

To transform text:

1.  Select the text box, or select some text inside of the text box.

 

2.  On the Format tab, click the Text Effects drop-down arrow in the WordArt Styles group.

 

3.  A drop-down menu of effects will appear. Hover the mouse over Transform and select a transform effect from the menu that appears.

 

4.  The text will transform into the selected style.

 

Word Art 2016

Microsoft Insert Word Art

Microsoft Insert Word Art 2

 

Many business logos like Titlemax look like they could have been made with a program like Word Art.  Unlike big companies like Titlemax that can afford to hire a professional graphic designer to design a company logo, many small business can use Word Art to make their own logos and promotional materials without the additional cost. 

 

Experiment with different Word Art, fonts and effects to see what works best !!

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