You can also reduce the size of the margin between the text and the border of the shape. First you ll need to insert a shape by going to insert shapes.
This places an insertion point in the shape where you can type your text.
Fit text to shape. In figure 8 the circle on the left uses the do not autofit option and the circle on the right uses the shrink text on overflow option discussed next. Text within the shape with do not autofit option and shrink text on overflow option. This also works for shapes but be very wary of using this option for shapes.
Right click anywhere in your shape and click the add text command. On the shortcut menu click format autoshape. Under text autofitting select the option you want.
Text box options appear. The format shape task pane opens. We re going to use a nice rounded rectangle which by default will be filled in with blue.
Resize shape to fit text retains the text size but increases the size of the text box or placeholder so that the extra text can reflow itself within the resized text box or the placeholder. I ve always been a big fan of using powerpoint to create custom shapes but i used to find myself opening other graphic design programs like adobe illustrator when i wanted to edit text like a shape i quickly stopped doing that when i discovered how to easy it is to convert text to shapes in powerpoint. Right click the selection rectangle of the shape you want to change.
This technique is a quick and easy way to transform text into objects that you can. Tip for extra flare use the word art styles options under the format tab to add effects like shadows colors and arched text inside the shape. Warping text to fit into shapes with illustrator depending on your design theme there will probably situations where you want to integrate your text and warp them to fit certain shapes.
Click on resize shape to fit text in the text options in the format shape pane to resize the shape to fit your text as formatted. If you want your text to fit within the shape choose one of the other two options. Right click the border of the text box and click size and position.
Go to shape format text effects transform and pick the effect you want. Wrap around a circle to create text that completely circles your shape choose circle under follow path and then drag any of the sizing handles until your wordart is the size and shape you want. This is a very creative and eye catching move that helps certain web and print designs to get more people to start reading their material.
In the format autoshape dialog click the text box tab. Expand the text box heading in the task pane to see its controls.