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Microsoft Office 2003

Using WordArt

You can use WordArt to make display text (e.g., the heading of your document) more eye-catching. WordArt can be resized, moved, and edited to fit your needs.

return to topCreating WordArt

WordArt can be inserted through a button on the Drawing toolbar, the WordArt toolbar, or through the Insert menu.

Accessing WordArt

  1. From the View menu, select Toolbars » Drawing or WordArt

Inserting WordArt

  1. From the Drawing or WordArt toolbar, click INSERT WORDARTWordArt button
    From the Insert menu, select Picture » WordArt...
    The WordArt Gallery dialog box appears.
    WordArt Gallery dialog box

  2. From the WordArt Gallery, select the desired style

  3. Click OK
    The Edit WordArt Text dialog box appears.
    Edit WordArt Text dialog box

  4. In the Text text box, type your text

  5. To format your text, from the Font or Size pull-down lists, make the desired selections

  6. To change the front style, click BOLD or ITALICS

  7. Click OK
    Your selected WordArt and the WordArt toolbar appears. For a description of the options available, refer to Editing WordArt with the WordArt Toolbar.

return to topResizing WordArt

WARNING: Be careful when resizing text so that you do not distort the letters excessively, making them unreadable. Using side handles does not resize proportionally. To resize proportionally, use the corner handles and hold down [Shift].

  1. Select the WordArt
    Sizing handles appear on the text box area.

  2. Place the pointer over one of the square handles
    When the pointer changes to a two-directional arrow, you can move the pointer in any direction.
    HINT: To resize proportionally, hold down [Shift] while moving a corner handle or open box.

  3. Click and drag the border to the desired size
    A dotted outline appears indicating the new size.

  4. Release the mouse

return to topMoving WordArt

If the WordArt you have created is in the wrong place, the image can be easily moved.

  1. Select the WordArt

  2. From the WordArt toolbar, click TEXT WRAPPINGText Wrapping button » In Front of Text

  3. Place your pointer over a letter of your WordArt

  4. When the pointer turns into a four-directional arrow, click and drag the WordArt to the desired location

  5. Release the mouse

return to topEditing WordArt

 To change the spelling or wording of the WordArt you have created, use the WordArt toolbar.

  1. Select the appropriate piece of WordArt by clicking it once
    The WordArt toolbar appears.
    WordArt toolbar

  2. Click EDIT TEXT...  
    The Edit WordArt Text dialog box appears.

  3. Make the desired changes

  4. Click OK
    To edit the style of your WordArt, refer to Editing WordArt

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