Using WordArt In Your Microsoft Word Documents

If you want to spice up your Word document, why not insert some WordArt? WordArt is decorative text that you can add to a document quickly and easily. You can make changes to WordArt, such as changing the font size and text colour, by using the drawing tools available in the WordArt tab.

To insert some WordArt, click Insert > Text > WordArt, and the following panel will open.

Insert WordArt

When you select the style of WordArt you want to insert, the Edit WordArt window opens.

Edit WordArt

Here, you can select the font you want to use for your WordArt, along with the font size. You can also bold and italicise your text. Use the big text box to type in the text you want displayed. When finished, click OK. The WordArt is inserted into your document, and while it is selected, the WordArt contextual tab displays in the ribbon. You can use the commands here to format your WordArt.

You'll notice a bounding box around your text: you can use the drag handles at the corners and along the edges to resize your text.

If you have previously inserted some WordArt and now want to change the text displayed, select the WordArt and then on the Format tab click Text > Edit Text. The Edit WordArt Text window that we saw earlier opens. Again, we can change the text properties (font, size, etc) and what the text says.