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Insert WordArt in Word – Instructions and Video Lesson

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Insert WordArt in Word - Instructions: A picture of a user inserting WordArt into a document in Word.

Insert WordArt in Word: Overview

            In this lesson, you will learn how to insert WordArt in Word. WordArt is text that is created and formatted as a shape. Therefore, when formatting WordArt, you can use the formatting techniques applied to standard text as well as techniques applied to shapes.

            To insert WordArt in Word, click into the document at the position at which you want to insert the WordArt. Next, click the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon. Then click the “WordArt” button within the “Text” button group. Doing this displays a colorful list of WordArt styles for you to choose from in a drop-down menu. Click a style you like to select it. Word then automatically inserts the WordArt into your document. Then immediately type the text you want the WordArt to display.

Insert WordArt in Word - Instructions: A picture of a user inserting WordArt into a document in Word.

Insert WordArt in Word – Instructions: A picture of a user inserting WordArt into a document in Word.

            To set the display of the text in the WordArt when finished, click back into the document, outside the bounding box of the WordArt. You can edit the text in the future, if desired. To do this, click and drag over the text to change and then type the new text. You can also select text within the WordArt and then apply the standard text formatting found on the “Home” tab in the Ribbon.

            To apply shape formatting, first click the WordArt’s bounding box or border. When you do this, the border appears as a solid line versus a dashed line. This indicates the entire shape is selected. Then apply shape formatting either by using the tools on the “Format” tab of the “Drawing Tools” contextual tab of the Ribbon or by using the “Format Shape” task pane.

Insert WordArt in Word: Instructions

  1. To insert WordArt in Word, click into the document at the position at which you want to insert the WordArt.
  2. Then click the “Insert” tab in the Ribbon.
  3. Then click the “WordArt” button within the “Text” button group.
  4. Click the style you prefer in the list of WordArt styles that appears to automatically insert WordArt into your document.
  5. Then immediately type the text you want the WordArt to display.
  6. To set the display of the text in the WordArt when finished, click back into the document, outside the bounding box of the WordArt.
  7. To edit the WordArt text, click and drag over the text to change.
  8. Then type new text.
  9. To apply standard text formatting to WordArt, select text within the WordArt.
  10. Then apply the text formatting found on the “Home” tab in the Ribbon.
  11. To apply shape formatting to WordArt, click the WordArt’s bounding box or border.
  12. Then apply shape formatting either by using the tools on the “Format” tab of the “Drawing Tools” contextual tab of the Ribbon or by using the “Format Shape” task pane.

Insert WordArt in Word: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Inserting WordArt,” shows you how to insert WordArt in Word. This video is from our complete Microsoft Word training, titled “Mastering Word Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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