Nicole LaMarco reports:
"It shouldn’t be tough to design a nice card with Word. The problem is that you don’t know how to curve text in the application. So, how do you do it? To be fair, Word isn’t a graphics program; it is a word processor, meaning that you use it to make stuff such as documents and books. However, it does have a handy tool called WordArt that you can use to graphically format whatever text you’ve entered into the application...WordArt is quite useful. It includes a wide range of styles that you can use to format your text to make it look visually appealing. One of these is the circle text generator, which you can use to make text curve. Once you’ve created WordArt, you'll notice a new tab on the ribbon labeled 'Format.' That's where you can add formatting. One option, 'Text Effects,' enables you to curve your text. It doesn’t even need to be in a circular shape. It can follow any path you choose. Moreover, you can still edit other things on the text, such as size, style, font, and even other effects that you apply to it...Start by launching Microsoft Word, and opening the document you want to format...Click on the Insert tab and then go to a mini tab labeled 'Text.' Once there, you should click on the option that says 'WordArt.' You will see a drop-down menu, from which you will choose your preferred style. Once you select your preferred style, you will automatically see a Format tab become highlighted...Click on the button labeled '[T]ext Effects' and hover your mouse over the transform option. You will see a range of options. Go to...the Warp options or the Follow Path option and select a curvature style you prefer. The Text Effect button will be represented as a blue outlined A in the WordArt Styles part of the tab labeled 'Format.'...Select the WordArt text and select whatever type of text you want. The text may look normal and it may not [seem to] change when you do this, but it will curve as soon as you exit WordArt editing...Click on the tab labeled 'Home,' and apply whatever text changes you like such as size, font, and so on...Finally, click outside of the WordArt editor and exit the editing mode. The curved text will now be displayed."
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