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8.10: Utilizing WordArt

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    Keeping the audience’s attention requires using non-standard text in order to maintain interest in the presentation. Strong visual elements help hold the audience’s attention. As discussed in the Word chapters, WordArt is a feature that applies decorative text styles and text effects to any text object in order to attract the audience’s attention. Features such as shadows, outlines, colors, glows, bevels, gradients, and 3-D effects can convert ordinary text into something extraordinary! The easiest way to utilize WordArt is to select an existing text object, then from the Drawing Tools contextual Format tab, click a predefined WordArt style from the gallery of choices. Clicking the More drop-down arrow will expand the gallery. After selecting a style, the text will appear in the selected style, and can be further customized by choosing text fill, outline or effect options.

    WordArt gallery
    WordArt gallery

    WordArt is a great replacement for title text. Notice the difference between the two titles with normal text versus WordArt with text fill color, and a transform 3-D text effect.

    3D WordArt
    3D WordArt

     


    8.10: Utilizing WordArt is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Marcus Lacher via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.