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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Creating Graphics from Text

In addition to pure graphics, Office also enables the use of text as a graphic tool, enabling you to add some personality that far exceeds standard font formatting.

Using Text Boxes to Create Pull Quotes

One well-known technique for livening up text is to throw in a pull quote—an excerpt from the text, but in a box and with large-sized type. You'll often see pull quotes used in newspapers, magazines, and book covers. Pull quotes are visual cues designed to draw the reader's attention to the text. Word has an exceptionally cool technique to do this:

  1. Select the text excerpt you want to use and copy it.

  2. Click the Text Box button on the Drawing toolbar. Word immediately creates a text box containing the selected text (see ...

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