In 2007 2003 Microsoft introduced WordArt into Excel.
WordArt is a quick and easy to use tool that allows Excel users to add pizzazz to the presentation of your worksheets.
This post is a quick tutorial on the use of WordArt.
To use WordArt goto the Insert Tab and select WordArt
Select the WordArt style
A WordArt placeholder appears on the screen
Select inside the placeholder and type your own text
Select the WordArt object.
Select All the text, individual words or characters.
You can move the WordArt object by dragging it b the edge
You can access the Font size and color, Background color/fill and outline, Character style, WordArt box rotation and many other properties from the Format menu.
This also includes a lot of effects including Shadows, Reflections, Glows, Soft Edges, Bevels and 3D Rotation.
or use the Home menu to access basic text properties
You can have multiple lines within a WordArt object by simply pressing Enter at the location you want to wrap the text
You can link a WordArt Object to existing cell values
Select the WordArt object
In the Formula Box type a reference to a cell eg: =B2
Don’t Forget you can use Symbols and Different Fonts including the Wingding and Webding fonts.
and WordArt objects can also be the button for a macro.
Right Click the WordArt object and Assign macro.
Some WordArt effects can only be applied to the whole contents of the WordArt object, not individual characters or words
Have a look at the Personal Expense Tracker by Bigtaff [Option 1], which uses WordArt and Spreadsheet Formatting to great effect.
Did You Know #1 ?
Did you know that the “Chandoo.org” part of Logo at the top of the http://chandoo.org/ web site was made using Excel WordArt ?
Did You Know #2 ?
“WordArt” is correct “Word Art” is incorrect
Look them up in Excel help if you need proof
What have you used WordArt for ? Let us know in the comments below.
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