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Word Art and Shapes

PowerPoint 2007 Word Art and ShapesThere are many features and commands you can use in PowerPoint to create visually appealing slides. Two of these features are WordArt and shapes. WordArt allows the user to create stylized text with textures, shadows, outlines, and more. It can be applied to text on any slide. Additionally, in PowerPoint, you can insert a variety of shapes such as lines, arrows, callouts, stars, and basic shapes including rectangles and circles. 

In this lesson, you will learn how to apply and modify WordArt styles, as well as insert and modify various shapes on a slide.

 

 

 

Working with WordArt





To Apply a WordArt Style:
  • Select the text you wish to modify. The Format tab will appear.
  • Select the Format tab.
  • Move your cursor over a WordArt style in the WordArt Styles group to see a live preview of the style on the slide.
WordArt Styles

  • Click the More drop-down arrow to see all the possible WordArt styles.
More WordArt Styles

  • Click an option to select it.

To Change the Fill Color of a WordArt Style:
  • Select the text you wish to modify.
  • Click the Text Fill command in the WordArt Styles group.
WordArt Fill Command

  • Move your cursor over a color option to see a live preview on the slide.
  • Click a color to select it.
    Or Select: 

  • No Fill: This option will leave the WordArt text without a fill color.
  • More Fill Colors: Opens a dialog box of color choices that you can use as a fill color.
  • Picture: Opens the Insert Picture dialog box. From here, you can select a picture from your computer to use as the fill background.
  • Gradient: Displays a sub menu of various gradient options that changes how the fill color appears.
  • Textures: Displays a sub menu of various textures that you can apply to the WordArt text.

Working with WordArt (cont.)


To Change the Text Outline of a WordArt Style:
  • Select the text you wish to modify. The Format tab will appear.
  • Select the Format tab.
  • Click the Text Outline command in the WordArt Styles group.
Text Outline

  • Move your cursor over a color option to see a live preview on the slide.
  • Click a color to select it.

From the Text Outline menu, you can also choose to apply no outline color, access more colors, change the weight of the line, and change the line style.



To Apply a Text Effect to a WordArt Style:
  • Select the text you wish to modify. The Format tab will appear.
  • Select the Format tab.
  • Click the Text Effects command. A menu of options will appear.
  • Select a menu option. The options are: Shadows, Reflection, Glow, Bevel, and Transform. This will display a sub menu.
Text Effects

  • Click an option from the sub menu to select it.

You can use WordArt to create stylized text that is eye-catching and professional; however, with so many styles and options, you can also create text that is not appropriate for the presentation, difficult to read, or simply does not look appealing. Remember, just because you can do something does not mean you should!

Working with Shapes


To Insert a Shape:
  • Select the Home tab.
  • Click the Shapes command.
  • Click a shape from the menu.
Insert Shape

  • Move your cursor toward the slide. It will appear as a cross shape.
  • Click and hold down the mouse button, and drag the cursor until the shape is the desired size.
Shape Cursor

  • Release the mouse button to insert the shape.

To Change a Shape Style:
  • Select the shape. The Format tab will appear.
  • Select the Format tab.
  • Click the More drop-down arrow in the Shapes Style group to display more style options.
Shape Style

  • Move your cursor over a style to see a live preview of the style on the slide.
  • Click a style to select it.

Working with Shapes (cont.)


To Change the Shape Fill:
  • Select the shape. The Format tab will appear.
  • Select the Format tab.
  • Click the Shape Fill command to display a drop-down list.
  • Select a color from the list or choose one of the other menu options.
Shape Fill


To Change the Shape Outline:
  • Select the shape. The Format tab will appear.
  • Select the Format tab.
  • Click the Shape Outline command to display a drop-down list.
  • Select a color from the list or choose one of the other menu options.
Shape Outline


To Apply a Shape Effect:
  • Select the shape you wish to modify. The Format tab will appear.
  • Select the Format tab.
  • Click the Shape Effects command.
  • Move your cursor over a menu option. A sub menu will appear.
  • Move your cursor over an option in the sub menu to see a live preview of the effect on the slide.
Shape Effect

  • Click an option to select the shape effect.

You can resize and move the shape just like you do with text boxes and pictures.

Challenge!

Use the Company Overview presentation or any other PowerPoint presentation you choose to complete this challenge.


  • Open a presentation.
  • Apply a WordArt style to the title slide of the presentation.
  • Change the text fill color.
  • Change the text outline color.
  • Apply a Reflection text effect.
  • Insert a shape.
  • Apply a shape style.
  • Explore the Shape Fill, Shape Outline, and Shape Effects commands.

 







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