Specifying a Font in WordArt

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated September 25, 2021)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


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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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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