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How to curve text in PowerPoint

Do you like your words with a little bit of curve?
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January 12, 2023

Microsoft PowerPoint has allowed users to format and customize the text within presentations from the very beginning. Through a setting known as WordArt, users can also have a little fun with their writing. Let’s review how to curve text in PowerPoint.

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To curve text in PowerPoint, go to Insert > WordArt. Select a WordArt style and add it to your presentation. In the Shape Format tab, select Text Effects > Transform. Choose how you would like to curve your WordArt.

How to curve text in PowerPoint

Bending text in Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint is simple thanks to the implementation of “WordArt.” Developed by Scott Forstall and Nat Brown in 1991, the WordArt text-styling utility has been around since Microsoft Office’s earliest days.

In your PowerPoint presentation, click the Insert tab.

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Within Insert, in the Text section, click WordArt.

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From the WordArt dropdown menu, select a text style.

choose a wordart style within powerpoint
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After your WordArt has appeared, click the Text Effects button in Shape Format. This is in the WordArt Styles section.

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Hover your mouse over Transform. Choose how you would like to curve your words from the extended menu. For this example, we are choosing the first option in Follow Path.

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Your WordArt will curve accordingly.

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