Text Effects In Text Boxes
If you use Excel 2007 or later, you may not have discovered the "special" Font dialog box that's available when you're working with a Text Box or text in a Shape.
Add a text box and some text, select the text, right-click, and choose Font. (or press Ctrl+1). Excel displays this Font dialog box that is unlike its other Font dialog boxes.
It has quite a few options that aren't normally available -- and even more are in the Character Spacing tab. Here's an example of some unusual text effects.
Excel has a long history, and it continues to evolve and change. Consequently, the tips provided here do not necessarily apply to all versions of Excel.
In particular, the user interface for Excel 2007 (and later), is vastly different from its predecessors. Therefore, the menu commands listed in older tips, will not correspond to the Excel 2007 (and later) user interface.
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