Software & Apps MS Office How to Curve Text in Word Use the WordArt feature to bend and shape words by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on July 30, 2020 MS Office Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook Tweet Share Email Your text doesn't have to be boring in Microsoft Word. WordArt has multiple effects that curve text in Word documents. Use WordArt to transform words into an arch-like formation, or bend words around a shape or image. Play around with the feature to find an effect that excites you. This information applies to Word for Microsoft 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, and Word for Mac 2016 and 2011. WordArt existed in older Word desktop versions with less functionality. You can only view WordArt in Word Online. Adrienne Bresnahan / Moment Collection / Getty Images How to Curve Text With WordArt It's easy to create curved, bent, warped, and other text effects with WordArt. Open a Word document and select Insert > WordArt. You can also select the WordArt icon from the toolbar. It looks like a capital letter A. However, the icon's appearance and location vary depending on the version and platform. In the WordArt menu, choose the WordArt style you want. Placeholder text appears in the document. Type your text over the placeholder text. Select the text to display the Drawing Tools tab. Go to either the WordArt Styles or Text Styles group, then select Text Effects, which is represented by a blue and white letter A. In Word 2016, Text Effects displays when you hover the mouse cursor over it. In earlier versions, it's clearly labeled. Select Transform. From the submenu, choose from a variety of effects, including curved and bent text. Select an option to apply it to the text. How to Undo Curved Text To remove a curved or bent text effect without deleting your text: Select the curved or bent text you want to modify. Select Text Effects. Select Transform > No Transform. The curved or bent text transformation effect is removed.