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WordArt in Word

How to Insert and Format WordArt in Word

WordArt in Word

WordArt is a fast and easy way to add dramatic and colorful effects to the text in your documents. You can apply a preset WordArt style, or customize it and create your own.

Insert WordArt

Inserting WordArt is like inserting a text box into your document, but with some additional formatting options.

  1. Click where you want to insert WordArt.
  2. Click the Insert tab.
  3. Expand the Text group, if necessary.
  4. Click the WordArt button.
  5. A few preset WordArt styles are presented as preview thumbnails.

  6. Select a WordArt style from the gallery.
    Insert WordArt
  7. A WordArt text box with some placeholder text is inserted.

  8. Type to replace the text.
    Insert WordArt

The placeholder text is replaced with the text you typed.

Format WordArt

Once WordArt has been inserted, you can change its appearance to another style or customize its appearance and effects.

  1. Select the WordArt object by clicking its border or by selecting all the text inside the object.
  2. Use the options in the WordArt Styles group, on the Format tab in the Drawing Tools ribbon group, to change the formatting options for the selected WordArt.

    • To select another style, click the Quick Styles button to display the WordArt Styles gallery again.
    • To change the fill, click the Text Fill list arrow and select a color or gradient.
    • To change the outline, click the Text Outline list arrow. Select a new color, adjust the weight of the outline, or change the outline to a dashed line.
    • To change the text effect, click the Text Effects button. You can add a shadow, reflection, glow, edge bevel, 3D rotation, or transform effect.

    Format WordArt

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