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Change Default Shape of WordArt text

Do you like MS WordArt’s flash, but not always the shape of the text when it’s created?

Do you know that you don’t have to settle for the default shape of your WordArt text?

It’s definitely within your control and just a quick couple of clicks away. With that, you can easily change your favorite WordArt into different shapes, arcs, banners, etc. It will take you longer to decide on a new shape than it will to actually make the change.


Good! Then let’s take a look.

So, you’ve already got the WordArt created and you’re ready to change its shape.

If you’re using an older version of MS Office then you need to select the WordArt object and go to the WordArt toolbar that appears.

You’re looking for the WordArt Shape button.


Click it.

Moving on to those using a 2007 MS Office program:

You too need to select the WordArt object.

This will display the WordArt Tools Design tab on the Ribbon.

In the WordArt Styles section you’ll find the Change Shape buttonclick it.


Regardless of your program version, at this point you should be looking at a palette with your WordArt shape choices.


Simply pick a shape from the palette and then sit back and watch the transformation begin.

Your WordArt will instantly transform to your requested shape. So, from now on, take control of your WordArt, because the shape is all up to you!

~ April