Changing Color in WordArt

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 23, 2021)

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. One of the special effects you can use is to change the color of the text in your artwork. This is done following these steps:

  1. Select the WordArt object by clicking on it. Word displays the WordArt toolbar.
  2. Click on the Format WordArt tool. WordArt displays the Format WordArt dialog box.
  3. Make sure the Colors and Lines tab is selected. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Colors and Lines tab of the Format WordArt dialog box

  5. Using the Color drop-down list, specify the color you want to use, along with any special effects.
  6. Click on OK. WordArt updates your WordArt object.

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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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