"Word 2007 Wordart - Applying Various Effects to the Text"


Word 2007 Wordart feature can make display text more prominent and eye-catching.

It allows you to use special effects such as bending, twisting and rotating text in your documents.

You can apply different styles of WordArt effects to the text and resized it to fit your needs. The following steps how to create and applying the effects, edit, move as well as how to resize it.


To apply a Word 2007 Wordart effects

  • From the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt icon to display the WordArt gallery of text styles.
  • Choose a style of WordArt that you like by clicking on it.
  • Word 2007 edit wordart text box

  • From the Edit WordArt Text dialog box displayed, directly type the text you want styled, and click OK button. The text is displayed with the effect you have selected.
  • Word 2007 wordart tools format tab

  • From the WordArt Tools Format tab displayed, in the Text group, do the necessary changes:

  • Edit Text icon - to change the text and the font characteristics to which the effect is applied.
    Spacing icon - to choose the suitable character-spacing option from the drop-down menu.
    Even Height icon - to make all the characters, both uppercase and lowercase, the same height.
    WordArt Vertical Text icon - to stack the letters vertically from top to bottom.
    Align Text icon - to choose from several alignment formats, including left, right, and center alignment.

  • In the WordArt styles group, point at a different WordArt style to see the effects on your text. Use the up and down arrow button to see more styles. Click the style to make it permanent.
  • Click the Shape Fill icon and from the menu displayed, point at a color or other fill to see the effect on your text. Click the fill to make it permanent.
  • Click Shape Outline icon and from the menu displayed, point at a color or other outline format to see the effect on your text. Click the format to make it permanent.
  • Click the Change Shape icon to restructure the WordArt shape.
  • In the Shadow Effects group, click the Shadow Effects icon to change the location of the shadow.
  • Click one of the four Nudge Shadow icons (up, down, left and right) to move the shadow in that direction by a small increment.
  • In the 3-D Effects group, click the 3-D Effects icon and from the drop-down list that appears, select one of the 3-D options or to change the settings.


To resize a Word 2007 Wordart

  • Select the WordArt by clicking on it. The sizing handles appear on the text box area.
  • Place the pointer over one of the sizing handles and when the pointer changes to a two-directional arrow, you can drag the mouse pointer to the desired size.
  • A dotted outline appears indicating the new size. Release the mouse.


To move a Word 2007 Wordart

  • Select the WordArt by clicking on it.
  • Click and hold down the mouse button and drag the WordArt® to a new position.


To resize a Word 2007 Wordart

  • Select the WordArt by clicking on it.
  • Press the keyboard Delete key.


Related Topics:

As you can see, adding and organizing clip art in Word 2007 is not difficult if you follow the steps here. To learn some others graphic manipulations process, refer article on Word 2007 picture.

To know how to add or organize clip art in your Word 2007 document, read another article on clip art in Word 2007. 2007 Save and Save As Features



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