Microsoft Word XP

Make Your Text Stand Out

Summary: Some tips on making text in Microsoft Word XP stand out with a marquee, flashing lights, and more.

Microsoft kept the blinking and marquee light-surrounding text in Microsoft Word XP. As in previous versions of Microsoft Word, to give your text some interesting emphasis, highlight text, right-click, and select "Font". When the "Font" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, select "Text Effects". A list of effects will appear such as Blinking Background, Shimmer, and Sparkle Text. Select your desired effect (You can see how it will look in the Preview area) and press "OK" to close the dialog box.

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Last Modified on: July 13, 2008, at 12:04 A.M. EDT

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