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Create and change WordArt

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When you want text to really stand out on a page, use WordArt to add outlines, shading, and other effects to your words.

Add WordArt

  1. Select Insert > WordArt and select the option you want.

    Choosing a WordArt option

  2. Enter your text.

    WordArt placeholder text

Convert existing text to WordArt

  1. Select the text.

  2. Select WordArt and select the option you want.

Customize your WordArt

  1. Select the WordArt.

  2. Select Text Fill and select an option.

    WordArt Styles group
  3. Select Text Outline and select an option.

Add Text Effects

  1. Select the WordArt.

  2. Select Text Effects and select an option:

    • Shadow

    • Reflection

    • Glow

    • Bevel

    • 3-D Rotation

    • Transform

    Selecting a curved transform text effect

Rotate your WordArt

  1. Select the WordArt.

  2. Select the rotation handle and drag it to rotate the text.

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When you want text to really stand out on a page, use WordArt to add outlines, shading, and other effects to your words.

Select Insert > WordArt, and pick the WordArt style you want.

Then enter your text.

To convert existing text to WordArt, just select it, and then select the WordArt you want.

To customize your WordArt text, select it, and then select a Text Fill and Text Outline.

You can also create special effects like Shadow, Reflection, Glow, Bevel, 3-D Rotation, or Transform your text into an arc or a circle.

You can even rotate your WordArt text.

Select the rotation handle, and drag it to rotate the text.

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