Change the color of WordArt in Word

Change the inside color of the WordArt letters

  1. Select the WordArt text to fill with color.

    Partially selected WordArt text

  2. Go to Shape Format or Drawing Tools Format, select Text Fill, and pick the color you want.

    WordArt styles Text Fill button highlighted

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

Change the outline color

  1. Select the WordArt text to change.

  2. Go to Shape Format or Drawing Tools Format, select Text Outline, and pick the outline color.

    WordArt Styles Text Outline selected

  3. To change the width or style of the outline, select Weight or Dashes and update.

    WordArt Style Outline weights and 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.

    Go to Shape Format or Drawing Tools Format, select Text Effects.

    WordArt Styles Text Effects button highlighted

  2. Select Shadow >Shadow Options.

    WordArt Styles Shadow Options selected

  3. Select Color, and pick the color for the shadow.

    WordArt Shadow colors selection

Change the inside color of the WordArt letters

  1. Select the WordArt text to fill with color.

  2. Go to Shape Format > Text Fill, and pick the color you want.

    WordArt Text Fill

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

Change the outline color

  1. Select the WordArt text to change.

  2. Go to Shape Format > Text Outline, and pick the outline color.

    Text outline button selected

  3. To change the width or style of the outline, select Weight or Dashes and update.

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.

    Go to Shape Format > Text Effects.

    WordArts Text Effects button

  2. Select Shadow >Shadow Options.

    WordArt Shadow options

  3. Select Color, and pick the color for the shadow.

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