Use WordArt to produce special text effects

Applies to
Microsoft Office Excel 2003
Microsoft Office FrontPage® 2003
Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2003
Microsoft Office Word 2003
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Using WordArt to produce special text effects

In a Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2003, Microsoft Office Word® 2003, Microsoft Office Excel® 2003, or Microsoft Office FrontPage® 2003 document you can add unusually formatted text—for example, curved, slanted, or three-dimensional text—by inserting a WordArt object. To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click WordArt.
  2. In the WordArt Gallery dialog box, double-click the style you want.

WordArt Gallery dialog box

  1. In the Edit WordArt Text dialog box, type your text and select the desired font and size.

Edit WordArt Text dialog box

Click the Bold or Italic button to make all text bold or italic. (You can’t apply bold or italic to a selected portion of the text.)

 Note   Whenever a WordArt object is selected, the WordArt toolbar appears. If this toolbar isn’t visible, you can view it by pointing to Toolbars on the View menu, and then clicking WordArt.

Selected WordArt object and WordArt toolbar

Using the WordArt toolbar

The following table describes what each toolbar button does. To see the name of a toolbar button in a ScreenTip (ScreenTip: A short description that appears when the user holds the mouse pointer over an object, such as a button or hyperlink.), rest your mouse pointer on the button.

To Click This Button
Add a new WordArt object. Insert WordArt
Open the Edit WordArt Text dialog box, where you can edit the text, change the text font or size, or apply bold or italic. Edit Text
Open the WordArt Gallery dialog box, where you can select a different text style. WordArt Gallery
Open the Format WordArt dialog box, where you can change many features of the WordArt object. Format WordArt
Display a drop-down menu from which you can choose a different text pattern (for example, various types of curved or slanted text). WordArt Shape
Toggle between text with same-height letters and text in which the first letter of each word is higher. WordArt Same Letter Heights
Toggle between vertical and horizontal text. WordArt Vertical Text
Display a drop-down menu from which you can choose a text alignment style. WordArt Alignment
Display a drop-down menu from which you can choose a character spacing style. WordArt Character Spacing

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Applies to:
Excel 2003, FrontPage 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Word 2003