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:
Figure 1. The Edit WordArt Text dialog box.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3893) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.
Comprehensive VBA Guide Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is the language used for writing macros in all Office programs. This complete guide shows both professionals and novices how to master VBA in order to customize the entire Office suite for their needs. Check out Mastering VBA for Office 2010 today!
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
FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in ExcelTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."
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.