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Chapter 5. Creating, Editing, and Using ... > Creating Graphics from Text

Creating Graphics from Text

In addition to pure graphics, Office programs also include features you can use to turn text into graphics. The result can add personality and visual interest to documents without requiring more than a modicum of artistic talent on your part.

Using Text Boxes to Create Pull Quotes

One well-known technique for livening up text is to throw in a pull quote—a usually provocative excerpt from the text that is enclosed in a box and formatted with large type. Newspaper editors and magazine designers use pull quotes as visual cues to “draw in” readers who are casually flipping through the pages looking at headlines and pictures without reading the body text. Word has an exceptionally cool technique to create pull quotes:


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