Frequently Asked Questions


# What is this site about?

WordArt.com is an online word art creator that enables you to create amazing and unique word art with ease. Professional quality results can be achieved in no time at all, even for users with no prior knowledge of graphic design.

# How to change word size?

There are 3 options to change the size of a word:

  1. Use up / down buttons in the words section to change its position. Words are placed from top to bottom, therefore the closer a word to the top the bigger it will be. You can also change a word's size value, but by default it will only have impact on the word's position in the table.
  2. If you want words sizes to be more precise according to the values in the size column then click on the options button in the words section and choose "use size column" for the size parameter. Then close the options dialog and re-visualize your word art.
  3. You can also switch to the edit mode and change the size of a word directly.
HINT: Words in your word artwork cannot be bigger than the biggest word that is placed on the first row in the words table. Therefore you can reduce the size of the biggest word in the edit mode to make all words proportionally smaller. For example you can use this technique to make all words the same size. Just make the biggest word smaller in the edit mode and re-visualize until all the words are more or less equal.

# How to make all words the same size?

Unfortunately (due to WordArt.com algorithm's nature) it is not possible to make all words *exactly* the same size. The algorithm tries to fill the selected shape at the first place in the meantime sacrificing the accuracy of words sizes. The best you can do is to choose "use size column for the size parameter in the words options and then make all the sizes equal to 1 in the words table. This will keep all the words the same size as much as possible during visualization. Also you can try the hint from the previous question.

# How to print a word art?

To print a word art click on the print item in the more menu on the top panel.

If you are not satisfied with the result you can try more robust method: download your world art in PNG format and print it as any other image or picture using your image viewing / printing software.

# I need my word art print to fit into a 4×6 frame. How do I do that?

You need to create a word art with 4/6 = 0.67 aspect ratio.
To achieve that do the following:

  1. Select the square shape in the Geometric category in the Shapes section
  2. Click on the gear at the bottom right corner
  3. Set aspect ratio to 0.67 and click OK
  4. Visualize
  5. Download your word art image in PNG format and print it

# I tried to print a word art but it doesn’t fit into a page, how do I fix it?

Download your word art image in PNG format and then print it as any other image or picture. Your printing software should allow you to size and position an image to fit paper size. If it doesn't we suggest you to try GIMP image editor.

# I’ve just downloaded a word art to my computer. Where can I find it?

Your browser may have saved your word art image to Downloads folder without notifying you. Please have a look there. This behavior can be changed in your browser settings.

# How to create a word art with a custom shape?

  • If you wish to use a shape that is not in the default list then you need to find a suitable image first.
  • Once you found the image save it to your computer (or copy its URL if it is found on the internet) and then click on the add image button in the shapes section.
  • In the popup window choose the saved image or paste its URL and click "Load".
  • Once the image is loaded adjust it if necessary and click OK.
That’s it. Your custom image is ready to be used. Visualize your word art to see the results.

# How to make a word art in the shape of a number or a word?

In any image editing software like MS Paint or Adobe Photoshop write numbers (or a word) in black on white background. Then save that image as PNG or JPEG file and use it as your custom shape.

# How to use icons (special characters) in a word art?

Please read this blog post. Also you can use emoji as it is described in this blog post.

In words section click on the options button. Then choose the pattern option for the links parameter, change it accordingly and click apply. Also you can choose the manual option for links column to appear, and manually input the links.

# Can I import my list of words?

Prepare words data in CSV format with semicolon as the separator using "word;weight;color;angle;font;repeat;url" format (see example below). Then click the "Import" button in words section and paste words data into the text field to load them into your word art.

CSV example (all columns except the first one are optional, you can leave them empty):
Cloud;36;ffff00;0;Teen bold;1;http://www.google.com/search?q=Cloud
Demo;32;00ff00;0;Bangers Regular;0;http://www.google.com/search?q=Demo
non;12;;;;;http://www.google.com/search?q=Demo
eget;10;
sed;8

# Can I use Excel for editing my words list?

Yes you can. Create an excel spreadsheet with your words data (see the screenshot below).
Then paste the text without header into the text field in the import dialog (from the words section). Please enable "CSV format" check box and click "Import words" button to finish.

# Can I download my word art with the animation and add the animated version to a powerpoint presentation?

You cannot download your word art with the animation. Animation works only in your browser. But you can share your word art's link. Anyone who opens it will be able to see your word art with the animation.

# How can I ask a question?

Post it in the Forums or send it using Contact Form or email your question to