Select your Word Art style. Text around a Box. Navigate to the WordArt Styles section and click text effects, represented by a blue and white Capital A. So here is a Mac-version answer. 8. Putting text around a box requires four separate text boxes, positioned and grouped around the object. From the drop-down menu, select Transform. You should probably work with two documents, one in which you have the curved WordArt and after editing the line of text that it contains, copy the WordArt box and paste it into the other document. Text around a square object; Text curved around a circular object; From the Office-Watch.com archives there’s also Reverse, Mirror or Flip Text in Word – many different ways. It’s so easy that I can make curved text or “word circles” in about 3 minutes; it takes more time to pick out the font style and color than to make the text curve around a circle. Use the tools in the Font area to format the text. Curve words or text in Word for Mac Mac users are able to use the same warping techniques as Windows users by following the directions below. If you want to bend your text around a circular object, click the Rotate option (e.g., the circular text with no word in the middle) in this drop-down menu. In addition to curved text, you can make waves, slants, gradients, and odd perspectives. I have circled the Word Art button with red in the following screen capture. I found the rotate commands but nothing for my current need. Click the one you want to use to apply it to your selected text. In that way, you can achieve the same format of the arc for each line of text. Open the Word document which you want to use for this project, or create a new blank document. I have previously done this by using Word, creating the necessary text in WordArt and then copying it to my Pages document. So now I’m going to show you two more ways with free downloadable software to create curved text … Is there some key combination that will allow me to modify (click/drag) the Text Box containing my text to create a curve. Vertical text in Word. Now that’s easy! Pages doesn't have the ability to do it automatically, but you could do it manually with individual text boxes. Depending on your font type, font size and letter spacing, you might have to make other settings. In Word for the web you can see WordArt that’s already in your document, but to add more WordArt you need to open or edit the doc in the desktop version of Word. The Word Art Gallery will display samples of the various different types of warped text you can use. The easiest way would be to use Art Text 2 by Belight Software to create the image & then insert it into Pages. Note that the curve doesn't show once you select the text box; it defaults to regular text. 9. The secret to vertical text in Microsoft Word is the table. 7. Select the text and open the Home tab. The arch is different. This wikiHow will show you how to curve text in Adobe Illustrator using the Warp option in the Effects menu or by using the Type on a Path Tool on a computer. To fix this, go to Spacing and set the letter spacing to 3.Also set the size of the Curving to -155.You get an arch text that matches with the first one.. Unfortunately, the mobile app, Adobe Illustrator Draw, does not support the features used in this wikiHow. you can also change the text’s size or curvature by squeezing the ends (dots) of your curved text, as shown below. You should see four curved options in the "Follow Path" section of the drop-down menu. There is a free "lite" version available in the Mac App Store. You can use the Font features on the Home tab to change the font color and size, and apply bolding, italics, or underlines to your text. 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