WordArt is an application you can use within PowerPoint to create special text effects such as shadowed, rotated, stretched, or multicolored text. PowerPoint treats WordArt pictures as drawing objects, not text, so the properties that apply to other drawing objects—such as formatting, the use of 3D, and the like—also apply to WordArt.
→ To learn how to apply 3D effects to WordArt, see “Adding Shadow and 3D Effects” in this chapter.
Spell check doesn't work with WordArt because it's a drawing object, not text. You must check spelling manually in WordArt pictures.
Figure 14.32 provides some samples of the type of text formatting you can do with WordArt.