How to Add and Format Text in a Shape in Microsoft Word

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2024 by

Microsoft Word is a powerful tool for creating documents, presentations, and more. With its many features and options, it can sometimes be overwhelming to figure out how to do something as simple as adding and formatting text in a shape. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to add and format text in a shape in Microsoft Word.

Adding a Shape

Before we can add text to a shape, we first need to insert a shape into our document. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Word and create a new document.
  2. Click on the “Insert” tab in the top menu bar.
  3. In the “Illustrations” section, click on “Shapes.”
  4. Choose the shape you want to add from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click and drag on your document to create the shape.

Adding Text to a Shape

Now that we have our shape, we can add text to it. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Double-click on the shape to select it.
  2. The shape should now have a cursor inside of it, indicating that it is ready for text input.
  3. Type in the text you want to add to the shape.

Formatting Text in a Shape

Once you have added text to your shape, you may want to format it to make it stand out or match the rest of your document. Here are some ways you can format text in a shape in Microsoft Word:

Change Font and Font Size

To change the font and font size of the text in your shape, follow these steps:

  1. Select the text in the shape.
  2. In the “Home” tab, click on the drop-down menu next to the font name.
  3. Choose the font you want to use.
  4. Click on the drop-down menu next to the font size.
  5. Choose the font size you want to use.

Change Text Color

To change the color of the text in your shape, follow these steps:

  1. Select the text in the shape.
  2. In the “Home” tab, click on the arrow next to the “Font Color” icon.
  3. Choose the color you want to use.

Add Effects

You can also add effects to the text in your shape to make it stand out. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Select the text in the shape.
  2. In the “Home” tab, click on the “Text Effects” button.
  3. Choose the effect you want to apply to the text.

Buying Microsoft Word

If you do not already have Microsoft Word, you can purchase it from the Microsoft website or from a retailer. Microsoft offers different versions of Word, including a subscription-based version and a one-time purchase option. Consider your needs and budget when deciding which version to buy.

Using Microsoft Word in Dark Mode

If you prefer to use dark mode on your computer, you can also enable it in Microsoft Word. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. In the top menu bar, click on “File.”
  2. Click on “Options.”
  3. In the “General” tab, under “Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office,” select “Black” from the “Office Theme” drop-down menu.
  4. Click “OK.”

With these steps, you can easily add and format text in a shape in Microsoft Word. Whether you are creating a presentation or a document, this feature can help make your work stand out. Have you tried this feature before? Let us know in the comments.

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