Whether you are working in Excel, Word, or PowerPoint 2010, you can make use of the various Office tools to add emphasis and significance to text in your documents. For example, you can stretch text, fit it into a shape, apply a gradient or shadow effect to add value to the text in your document. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to add special effects to your text with WordArt in PowerPoint 2010.
How to Add Special Effects to Your Text with WordArt
1. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt.
2. From the WordArt gallery, select the WordArt style that you want. The WordArt styles will vary according to the theme that you’ve adopted in your presentation.
3. Enter text in the slide. It will automatically display the WordArt Style.
If you’re not too sure about which style to adopt, you can always enter the text first, and then convert the existing text in your presentation into WordArt. Here’s how you can do this:
1. Select the text that you want to convert to WordArt.
2. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt.
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3. From the WordArt gallery, select the WordArt style that you want.
Adopting this procedure gives you the opportunity to use the Live Preview feature to test the style before applying it. Just hover the mouse pointer over the WordArt and watch the text in the slide reflect that style. When you are satisfied with the style you’ve selected, click it to incorporate it.
How to Remove WordArt from Your PowerPoint Presentation
You can always revert your WordArt styled text to plain text by removing the style applied. Here’s what you need to do.
1. Select the text that has WordArt applied to it.
2. On the Drawing Tools Format contextual tab, in the WordArt Styles group, click the More button, and then click Clear WordArt.
Your text is now back to its old plain self.
What has been your experience in using WordArt in your documents?
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