Use the new Excel 2007 WordArt feature for your Word documents

Office 2007 comes with a snazzy new version of WordArt. Unfortunately, only Excel and PowerPoint include it. Word is stuck with the old version. The news isn't all bad, though: You can still bring your WordArt 2007 objects into a Word document.

Office 2007 includes an enhanced version of WordArt. However, it is available only in Excel 2007 and PowerPoint 2007. Word 2007 uses the older version. But this doesn't mean you can't use Word Art objects created in Excel or PowerPoint in your Word 2007 documents. For example, say you want to use the new WordArt to create a company logo for your Word document header.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open a blank workbook in Excel 2007.
  2. Click on any cell.
  3. Click the Insert tab.
  4. In the Text group, click WordArt.
  5. Click Fill-Accent 2, Warm Matte Bevel. (It's in the middle of the fifth row.)
  6. Type XMZ Technology.
  7. Click the Format tab under Design Tools.
  8. In the Shape Styles group, scroll to and click Moderate Effect, Dark 1.

  1. Right-click the logo and select Copy.
  2. Click where you want the logo to appear in your Word document.
  3. On the Home tab, click the Paste button down arrow and then select Paste Special. Select Microsoft Graphic Office Object, if necessary.
  4. Click OK. The logo will appear in your document.

If you later want to make changes to the logo, you will need to go back and edit it in Excel 2007.

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