In Word objects are used to help make your document standout. Learn all about using and formatting objects in Word in this lesson.
Now that you are comfortable adding and formatting text, headers and footers, columns, and tables, let's learn to enhance your documents by adding objects and pictures.
The Drawing toolbar offers many options for including lines, lines with arrows, and many types of shapes into your document.
Hold down the Shift key to create straight lines, perfect circles, and perfect squares.
AutoShapes are inserted on their own layer with the In front of text wrapping style applied.
Also included on the Drawing toolbar is the WordArt feature. Using WordArt, you can create text graphics that bend, slant, and appear metallic or wooden and much more. WordArt can even be shadowed, skewed, rotated, and stretched.
Here are just a few examples of what WordArt allows you to do:
|To select several objects, hold down the Shift key and click each object, or use the Select Objects tool.|
|Fill color allows you to color all selected drawing objects. No fill is the color white.|
|Change the line color of a selected object.|
|Change the text color of a selected object.|
|Change the line style of a selected object.|
|Change the line style of a selected object. This includes solid and dotted lines.|
|Change the style of arrow.|
|Give selected objects some depth.|
|Give selected objects a 3-D effect .|
Using both AutoShapes and WordArt, try to create a stop sign. Select the Octagon shape under AutoShapes and Basic Shapes, and select any of the WordArt designs for the text.
Here's an example: