Change the color of WordArt

There are so many things you can change to get the look you want for your WordArt text. You can change the inside (fill) of the letters, the outline color of the letters, or the color of the shadow. All these color changes are made on the Drawing Tools Format tab in WordArt Styles.

WordArt Styles group on the Drawing Tools Format tab

Change the inside color of the WordArt letters

  1. Select the WordArt text to fill with color.

    Partially selected WordArt text

    When you do that, the Drawing ToolsFormat tab will appear.

  2. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, click Text Fill, and pick the color you want.

    Text Fill Color gallery found on the Drawing Tools Format tab

Tip:  You can make your WordArt more see through (transparent) by changing the color. Click Gradient and then pick the variation you want.

Change the outline color

  1. Select the WordArt text to change.

    Partially selected WordArt text

    When you do that, the Drawing ToolsFormat tab will appear.

  2. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, click Text Outline, and pick the outline color.

    Text Outline Color gallery found on the Drawing Tools Format tab

  3. If you want, change the width or style of the outline by clicking Weight or Dashes.

Tip:  You can also change the border color of the box containing the WordArt.

Change the shadow color

  1. Select the WordArt text to change.

    WordArt with some of the text seclected

    When you do that, the Drawing ToolsFormat tab will appear.

  2. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, click Text Effects > Shadow >Shadow Options.

    Tex Effects Shadow Shadow Optionscommands

  3. In the Format Shape pane, under Shadow, click Color, and pick the color for the shadow.

    Format Shape pane with Shadow expanded showing Color button

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