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Text Stretch

Friday, October 27th, 2006 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help

Text Stretch

Ever wish you could stretch or rotate text?

I’m sure some of you are thinking to just use WordArt, but what if you don’t care for WordArt? Wouldn’t it be nice to still have some flexibility with your text?

Well, might I suggest we give this little trick a try?

  • First, format the text as you want it to be, including font, color, bold, etc.

  • Now highlight the text and cut it from the document. (Ctrl + x)

  • Next, go to the Edit menu and choose Paste Special.
  • Choose Picture when the Paste Special window opens.

Click OK.

When you’re returned to your document, you’ll have your text back, but now it’s a picture. Therefore, it has handles, can be moved, cropped, stretched, rotated and all the other things you can do with pictures. Oh yeah!

~ April

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