Add, change, or delete WordArt

WordArt is a gallery of text styles that you can add to your 2007 Microsoft Office system documents to create decorative effects, such as shadowed or mirrored (reflected) text. In Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, you can also convert existing text into WordArt.

What do you want to do?


WordArt overview

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.

WordArt examples

Add WordArt

Which program are you using?


Excel

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt, and then click the WordArt style that you want.
  2. Enter your text.

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Outlook

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt, and then click the WordArt style that you want.
  2. Type your text in the Text box.

 Tip   You can customize the shape surrounding the WordArt as well as the text in the WordArt.

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PowerPoint

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt, and then click the WordArt style that you want.
  2. Enter your text.

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Publisher

  1. On the Objects toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Insert WordArt Button image.
  2. In the WordArt Gallery, click the WordArt that you want, and then click OK.
  3. Type your text in the Text box.

 Tip   If you want to change the text in the WordArt, double-click the WordArt that you want to change, and then type the new text in the Text box.

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Word

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt, and then click the WordArt style that you want.
  2. Type your text in the Text box.

 Tip   You can customize the shape surrounding the WordArt as well as the text in the WordArt.

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Convert existing text to WordArt in Office PowerPoint 2007

  1. Select the text that you want to convert to WordArt.
  2. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt, and then click the WordArt that you want.

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 Note   You can customize the shape surrounding the WordArt as well as the text in the WordArt.

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Change the WordArt

Which program are you using?


Excel

Do one or more of the following:

 Tip   For more information about selecting WordArt, see Select a shape or other object.

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Outlook

Do one or more of the following:

 Tip   For more information about selecting WordArt, see Select a shape or other object.

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PowerPoint

Do one or more of the following:

 Tip   For more information about selecting WordArt, see Select a shape or other object.

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Publisher

Do one or more of the following:

 Tip   For more information about selecting WordArt, see Select a shape or other object.

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Word

Do one or more of the following:

 Tip   For more information about selecting WordArt, see Select a shape or other object.

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Remove the WordArt style for Excel 2007 or PowerPoint 2007

Which program are you using?


Excel

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

  1. Select the WordArt text that you want to remove the WordArt style from.
  2. Under Drawing Tools, on the Format tab, in the WordArt Styles group, click the More button Button image, 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.

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PowerPoint

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

  1. Select the WordArt text that you want to remove the WordArt style from.
  2. Under Drawing Tools, on the Format tab, in the WordArt Styles group, click the More button Button image, 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.

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Delete the WordArt

Do the following for all programs listed in the Applies To at the top of the article.

  • Double-click the WordArt that you want to remove to select it, and then press DELETE.

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Applies to:
Excel 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Publisher 2007, Word 2007