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lizziemc
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:51 pm    Post subject: How do I create a circle of text for a logo?
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I am trying to create a round logo with text in a circle and space in the
center for a drawing. Does anyone klnow how to make a circle of text?
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CyberTaz
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:10 pm    Post subject: RE: How do I create a circle of text for a logo? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi Lizzie-

Your only options in Word are those offered in WordArt Shapes.

Something of this nature can be much more effectively done in a graphic
design program, which Word is not.

Regards |:>)

"lizziemc" wrote:

> I am trying to create a round logo with text in a circle and space in the
> center for a drawing. Does anyone klnow how to make a circle of text?
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Bob Buckland ?:-)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:15 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I create a circle of text for a logo? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi Lizzie,

Here's a copy of a method I wrote a few months ago
that may help.


You can create a donut of text using WordArt
and place it over your clipart.
If you switch to
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.pubic.word.drawing.graphics
you'll see a small example I've included.


Start with a blank document -


A. For your clipart.


1. Have a copy of your clipart saved to your hard drive.


2. From the drawing toolbar use the Circle autoshape
and hold down the shift key while sizing the circle to
keep it symmetrical.


3. From the drawing toolbar use the Paint can icon and
select Fill Effects=>Picture=>[browse] to locate your
clipart and insert it in the circle shape.


4. Using the Picture toolbar use the Text wrapping icon
and set the circle to 'behind text'.


B. For your circular text.


1. Type your text in WordArt, choosing the font you want
and setting the type size to 14 fpr now and select from
the WordArt style gallery the 3rd from the left on the
top row (Black arch)


2. From the WordArt toolbar select the 'WordArtShape'
icon and choose the donut shape (2nd from the right on
the 2nd row). The circle will be 'flat' at this point.


3. Switch the zoom (View=>Zoom or from the formatting toolbar)
to show you the 'full page).


4. Grab the bottom sizing handle on the Wordart and pull down
to have the text 'flip up' to face you.


5. Use the top left sizing circle on the WordArt to size it


6. Use the Shadow tool on the drawing toolbar to add a small
shadow to your Wordart.


7. Use the settings in the Paintcan (Fill) icon on the drawing
toolbar to color your text.


8. Use the line paintbrush and line size icons to add an outline
to the letters.


9. Use the picture toolbar to set the WordArt to 'In front of text'.


10. Drag the WordArt over your circled graphic and size and
place either one by using the sizing handle (hold alt key down
when moving sizing for more control over the movements).


11. Use the 'Select Objects' (White Arrow) icon on the drawing
toolbar to draw a 'lasso' with the tip of the arrow around
both the picture and the WordArt circle.


12. From the drawing toolbar select Draw=>Group to combine
the WordArt and Drawing.


13. Save the file, if you haven't already done so.


14. You can now use copy (Ctrl+C) to pick up the graphic,
switch to the document you want to have it appear in and
use Ctrl+V to paste it into that document then resize as
needed.


Let me know how this works for you.

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