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How do I get my text to arc?

Updated February 21, 2017

Arched text often is used on flyers, brochures and banners. You can arc text upward, downward or in a wavy fashion by using a word processing or graphics program such as Word, Publisher, Photoshop or Fireworks. In Word and Publisher, the text is created from WordArt -- a combination of text and graphics. In Fireworks, the text is added to a path in the curve shape that you select.

In Word or Publisher, place your cursor where you want the text to go.

Select the "Insert" tab and choose "WordArt" from the "Text" group in the ribbon.

Click your desired arc style from the WordArt gallery. The "Edit WordArt Text" dialogue box will open.

Type your text into the text box and click "OK." The arched text will appear.

In Photoshop, select the "Text" tool. Go to the canvas and click where you want the text to go.

Type your text and select the "Create Warp Text" button from the toolbar. The "Warp Text" dialogue box will open.

Select "Arc" from the "Style" drop-down list, set a "Bend" value and click "OK." The arched text will appear.

In Fireworks, select the "Text Tool" from the tools palette. Click where you want the text to go on the canvas and type your text.

Select the "Pen Tools" from the tools palette. Click and drag your mouse over your canvas to create an arc.

Click the text on your canvas to select it. Hold the "Shift" key and click on the curve to select it as well. Both objects should be selected.

Select "Text" and "Attach to Path" from the menu. The text will attach to the curve to form an arc.

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