Specifying a Font in WordArt

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 10, 2017)

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.

Author Bio

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. ...

MORE FROM ALLEN

Make AutoCorrect Pay Attention to Character Case

If you rely on AutoText (as most Word users do), you may have noticed that it doesn't always give the desired results with ...

Discover More

Extra Space after Quotation Mark when Pasting

Have you ever noticed how Word can decide to add extra spaces when you paste information into your document? This is part of ...

Discover More

Breaking Lines in E-mail

If you are creating an e-mail in Word, or are creating text that you will paste into an e-mail document, you may want to ...

Discover More

Save Time and Supercharge Excel! Automate virtually any routine task and save yourself hours, days, maybe even weeks. Then, learn how to make Excel do things you thought were simply impossible! Mastering advanced Excel macros has never been easier. Check out Excel 2010 VBA and Macros today!

More ExcelTips (menu)

Using WordArt in Excel

The WordArt program has been available in Office for a long, long time. It allows you to (dare I say it) create art from ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in ExcelTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 8Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is three more than 5?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


This Site

Got a version of Excel that uses the menu interface (Excel 97, Excel 2000, Excel 2002, or Excel 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Excel, visit our ExcelTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.

Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in ExcelTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.