HOW TO USE WORD 2003 WORDART WITH WORD 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016
In Microsoft Word 2007 and onward, the WordArt and textbox options changed substantially from Word 2003.
Although for the most part I prefer the newer versions of Word’s drawing tools, there are a few features from 2003 that I rather like:
- I prefer the original 3D text effects (and shape effects) options.
- I like some of the old preset gradients, such as Fire and Sapphire.
There is a way to use these old drawing tools. Click File > Save As and adjust Save As Type from Word Document to Word 97-2003 Document. This changes the extension from .DOCX to .DOC.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use any of the newer features in your Word file if you do that.
But there is a way to enjoy the best of both worlds. Follow these steps:
- Open a new…
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