WordArt and Shapes

WordArt and Shapes

Introduction

PowerPoint 2007 Word Art and Shapes There 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 you to create stylized text with textures, shadows, and outlines. 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 how to insert and modify various shapes on a slide.

Working with WordArt

Download the example to work along with the video.

To apply a WordArt style:

WordArt Styles
More WordArt Styles

To change the fill color of a WordArt style:

WordArt Fill Command

OR select from the following:

Working with WordArt

To change the text outline of a WordArt style:

Text Outline

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:

Text Effects

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 a presentation, that's difficult to read, or that simply does not look appealing. Remember, just because you can do something doesn't mean you should!

Working with shapes

To insert a shape:

Insert Shape
Shape Cursor

To change a shape style:

Shape Style

Working with shapes

To change the shape fill:

Shape Fill

To change the shape outline:

Shape Outline

To apply a shape effect:

Shape Effect

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

Challenge!

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