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Add Text Effects In Word: Part 2

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, MS Word

Yesterday, I told you about text effects in Microsoft Word and showed you how to apply them to text.  Today, we’ll look at the variety of styles at effects available and how to play around with them. Let’s start with plain text.


I showed you yesterday how to select a new style of type from the drop-down menu yesterday.


Here’s what some of those styles look like when applied.


You can also start with plain text and apply a number of effects from the drop-down menu.


Select Outline and you can choose the color, style, and width of the outline.

Here are some examples of how adjusting the outline can change the look of text.


Some of my favorite effects come from the Shadow menu.


You can adjust not only the inner and outer shadow but also the perspective of the shadow.


Shadow options lets you take a lot of control from everything to color, transparency to reflection.


Here’s an example of different shadow effects.


You can also control reflections.

Choosing Glow gives you a lot of choices.



Number styles, ligatures, and stylistic sets are slightly more advanced options that control the look of type. It’s a little complicated, so I’ll get into those in separate articles.


~ Cynthia

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