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How to Create 3-D text inside your Powerpoint 2013 or Word 2013

Posted In MS office - By Techtiplib on Saturday, February 16th, 2013 With No Comments »

Adding three dimensional text to your PowerPoint presentation is a great way to attract and hold your audience’s attention.

This tech-recipe will show you a simple way of creating 3-D text inside of your PowerPoint presentation. We will combine WordArt with a couple of Shape Effects to create the best possible 3-D text right from your slide show.

My example below was done within PowerPoint, but it can also be duplicated within a Word document by following the same exact steps.

Step 1: First, create your text as a WordArt. This will help create the desired 3-D effect. You will want to first select the INSERT tab from the PowerPoint ribbon.

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Step 2: Under the Insert tab expand WordArt and then pick a style that will accent your presentation.

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Step 3: As you can see, our text is starting to take shape. Now, you can enhance the 3-D effect by adding a 3-D rotation. This can be done by selecting Shape Effectsunder the INSERTtab. 
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Step 4: From Shape Effects, select 3-D Rotation, and then pick a a style that you think works best. Remember that you can live-preview before selecting it by simply hovering your mouse over the effect. For this tutorial, I will select the fifth option under Perspective.

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Step 5: Now, to really finish this effect, we will add a reflection to the text. To do this, select Shape Effects, and then choose Reflection. From here, you can pick the intensity and distance of the reflection. Play around with a few options to find the perfect one for you.

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Our 3-D text is complete.

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When creating three-dimensional text for your slide show or document, be sure to use it sparingly. Too many effects will steer your document away from being professional.

Via Tech-recipes

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