For PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft has integrated WordArt into PowerPoint, so that you can apply WordArt formatting to any text in your presentation. Follow these steps to transform mundane text into something worth looking at:


1.    Select the text you want to apply WordArt formatting to.

The text can be anywhere in your presentation. For example, you can apply WordArt formatting to a slide title or body text.


2.    Click the Drawing Tools Format tab.


3.    Click the Quick Styles button (found in the WordArt Styles group of the Drawing Tools Format tab).

        The WordArt Quick Styles gallery appears.


4.    Select the WordArt style that most closely resembles the formatting you want to apply.

Don’t worry if none of the gallery choices exactly match the effect you want; you can tweak the text’s appearance later.


5.    Fool around with other WordArt controls in the WordArt Styles group of the Drawing Tools Format tab.

Text Fill sets the fill color. The fill can be a simple color, a gradient (which blends two colors), a picture, a pattern, or a texture. Text Outline sets the properties of the text outline. You can select a color, a pattern, and a thickness. Text Effects lets you apply fancy text effects such as shadows, reflections, glowing text, beveled text, and 3-D rotations, and transforms.

The Text Effects button is the key to creating fancy logos, such as text that wraps around circles or text that has a three-dimensional look. Be sure to play with each of the options under this command to see what they can do.