If you’re like me, you’ll change your mind more than once before your WordArt object looks the way you want it to.
Working with the Drawing Tools Format Tab
In other Microsoft Office programs, like Word, WordArt actually has its own contextual tab, but in PowerPoint, WordArt uses the Drawing Tools Contextual Tab. You’ve probably seen some of these groups before, but we’ll review them here just for consistency’s sake.
Figure 27. Drawing Tools Format Contextual Tab
Figure 28. Insert Shapes Group
The Insert Shapes group on the Drawing Tools Format Contextual Tab contains commands for inserting all sorts of AutoShapes, including Text Boxes.
In the Shapes Styles group on the Drawing Tools Format Contextual Tab, you’ll find commands for modifying the Fill, Outline and
Figure 29. Shape Styles Group
Figure 30. WordArt Styles Group
The WordArt Styles group in the Drawing Tools Format Contextual Tab contains access to all the WordArt Styles available in PowerPoint as well as WordArt Outline, Fill and Text color. This group also contains a Dialog Box Launcher which opens the Format Text Effects Dialog Box.
The Arrange group, found on the Drawing Tools Format Contextual Tab, contains commands for layering and aligning your slide objects.
Figure 31. Arrange Group
Figure 32. Size Group
The Size group can be found on the Drawing Tools Format Contextual Tab. This group contains commands for adjusting the height and width the selected object.