How to bend text in Word

Contents
  1. Bend and shape the words to your will
  2. Bending words within a word
  3. Undo Curved Text

Bend and shape the words to your will

By bending text in Microsoft Word, you can transform your words to look like an arc or wrap a shape or picture in your document. This is achieved through the WordArt feature, which allows you to apply a range of special effects to your text.

Bending words within a word

Several effects are available, including curved or curved text, each of which can be applied by following the instructions below. With so many options on the table, you can experiment with inserting different types until you find one that fits your specific needs.

This functionality is not available in Word Online or desktop versions prior to Word 2013.

  1. Open an existing Word document to which you want to add curved text, or create a new document.

  2. Select tab Insert is located in the upper-left corner of Word’s main interface.

  3. Select Insert WordArt which is located in the section Text in Word 2016 for Windows and is represented by a blue italic A. In Word for macOS and earlier versions of Windows, this button also contains the same italic letter and label word art

  4. When the pop-up menu appears, choose one of the WordArt text styles and colors.

  5. The word placeholder should now be inserted into your document, usually something like your text here † You can replace this sentence with any words you want.

  6. With a text block selected, select Text Effects which is located in the section WordArt Styles and is represented by a blue and white letter A. In Word 2016 Text Effects appears when you hover the mouse cursor over it, whereas in previous versions it was clearly marked without having to hover over it.

  1. A drop-down menu will now appear. move over transformation

  2. The submenu now appears with a range of effects, including curved and curved text. As you hover over each effect, the text on the page changes instantly. When you’re happy with a particular effect, click the corresponding button to apply it to your document.

Undo Curved Text

Follow these steps to remove a curved or curved text effect without removing the words completely:

  1. Select the curved or curved text you want to change. This will take you back to the tab Format if not already selected.

  2. Click Text Effects as stated in step 6 of the above instructions.

  3. A drop-down menu will now appear. Hover over the option labeled transform

  4. The submenu now appears with a range of effects, including curved and curved text.

  5. Select the only option in the section No conversion circled in the screenshot. Your curved or curved text transformation effect will now be removed.

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