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Specifying a Font in WordArt

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 worksheet. It may seem weird to talk about a tool normally associated with Word when discussing Excel, but WordArt works just as well in Excel as it does in Word.

Once you have a WordArt object in your worksheet, you may want to modify it to give it more "pizzazz." 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.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3893) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.

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