The Word Art tool allows you to create different types of text. Some of the text that you can create can be seen below.
This text was created quickly. This is just to give you a general idea of what you can do with the Word Art tool. I will show you how to create word art and what the different icons are. From there you can get creative and create your own. Let’s first get to the word art section and look at the toolbar.
To get to the Word Art section, click the blue A in the toolbar at the top of your window. The Microsoft Works window will turn into a new window. Look at the image below to see what each icon on the toolbar is.
We will create a simple word with the Word Art Tool. Then you can go back and create what you want and apply what styles, colors, and everything else you want to the word art.
When you clicked the Blue A, a box should have opened where you can enter your text. If that box is still opened, go ahead and type what you want in that box. If it is not opened, click Edit > Edit Word Art Text. The box will open back up. Then enter your text in the box. Click Update Text and click the X on the box. Your text will appear on your page.
Now you can change the font style and size. To change the shape of your text, drop the Plain Text box down and select the shape of your choice by clicking a shape. Now you can apply a drop shadow. Click the drop shadow icon and the drop shadow box will open. Click the drop shadow that you want to apply to the text. You can also change the color of the drop shadow by dropping the box down and selecting the color that you want to use. Click OK to apply the drop shadow.
Now you can change the texture of the text. Click the Texture icon. This is also known as the shading box. When the box opens, select the colors that you want to use. Then select the texture or shading by clicking one of the icons. Click Apply and then click OK.
If you want to apply a border to the text, click the border icon. When the border box opens, select the border of your choice and the color that you want the border to be. Then click the OK button.
Those are the main things that you can do with the Word Art. You can also rotate the text, add spaces between the letters, apply the bold and italic style to the letters, and stretch it to fit the frame.
Word Art is great for creating certificates, worksheets, and banners. You can use it for a number of other things too.