Applying Text Options in WordArt

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated April 14, 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. Several of the tools on the WordArt toolbar allow you to modify how your text is treated by the program. The three major tools that control this are as follows:

  • WordArt Same Letter Heights. Used to force (as it states) all characters to be the same height. This is done by exaggerating the height of lowercase letters.
  • WordArt Vertical Text. Changes the orientation of text. One mouse click results in text being "stacked," and another click returns it to normal.
  • WordArt Character Spacing. Allows you to adjust spacing between letters.

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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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