How To Create Curved Text in Word

Dear Computer Lady,

I recently purchased a new computer and MS Word 2010.

With my previous program — MS Word 7 — I was able to create text going around in a circle and other shapes. However, I cannot figure out how to do this in Word 2010.
I’ve purchased a couple workbooks, but I’m still lost! Can you help me?

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Donna in Michigan

Dear Donna,

It is a bit harder to figure things like this out in the newer versions of Word. Here are the directions:

1. Open the Word document that you want to create the circular text in.

2. CLick on the “Insert” tab, then click on “Word Art”, and click on the style of text you are interested in.

3. A “Drawing Tools” tab will appear above the “Format” tab. Below the format tab, click on “Text Effects”. (The button for this is the letter, A with a blue glow around the edges).

4. CLick on “Transform” in the drop down menu, then click on the shape you want your text to follow. If you are not sure what shape you want, just point to each one, and your text will change to reflect that choice.

Hope this helps, Elizabeth

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