Specifying a Font in WordArt

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 27, 2013)

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WordArt is a program that allows you to treat text as a graphic. You can use the program to add special effects and flourishes to text and then insert the text in your document. By changing the font used by WordArt, you can greatly change the appearance of your WordArt object. To change fonts, follow these general steps:

  1. Select the WordArt object by clicking on it. The WordArt toolbar should appear.
  2. Click on the Edit Text tool. WordArt displays the Edit WordArt Text dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Edit WordArt Text dialog box.

  4. Use the Font pull-down list to select a font to use.
  5. Change the font size, as desired.
  6. Use Bold or Italics, as desired.
  7. Click on OK. WordArt updates your WordArt object.

You should note that when you change the font, it is changed for all of the text in your WordArt object. This means that you don't have as much latitude as you do in Word itself, where you can modify the font used in each individual character, if desired.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2015-05-03 18:05:26

kelly

This does not work for me.
All instructions on the web state the same thing, but none explain why when I go out of the word art dialogue box, the text does not represent the font I chose while I was in the word art dialog box. I am desperately trying to mirror text for my student's tshirt he made for my class project and I do not have mirror in my printer so I need to depend on Word, y ikes! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


2015-02-19 12:27:02

bbb

Hi,
Thank you so much for providing this info. It helped me so much. I have tried to increase my use of word, but cannot figure out many things.

Someone wrote your tip does not work.
I finally figured something out, which may be obvious to an expert, but not to me.
One needs to RIGHT click within the word art box to get to the edit box. Perhaps someone else is having problems because they do not know to right click - this is the missing clue!


2014-09-09 16:38:55

Craig

Wondering how to reset the WordArt default font from Ariel 36 size to something else, rather than having to do it manually for each WordArt object.


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