Excel 2007 lets you apply the same Text Fill, Text Outline, and Text Effects formats available for your WordArt objects to chart text. For example, you can use WordArt formatting to create an eye-catching title for your chart. Follow these steps:

  1. Select the chart title.
  2. Click the Format tab under Chart Tools.
  3. In the WordArt Styles group, click Quick Styles and then select Gradient Fill, Accent 4, Reflection from the list.
  4. Click the Text Fill button and select Green.
  5. Click the Text Outline button.
  6. Point to Weight and click the 2-1/4 line.
  7. Click the Text Effects button.
  8. Click Full Reflection, 8 Pt. from the list.

In addition to the Text Fill, Text Outline, and Text Effects buttons, you can access more WordArt options by clicking the Word Art Styles button to launch the Format Text Effects dialog box.

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