How to Make Text Curved in PowerPoint 2010
There are special cases where you may be interested to curve text in PowerPoint diagrams or presentations. Normally, the curved text and WordArt effects may not be useful at all unless you have specific needs. For example, designing a circular diagram in PowerPoint may require you to curve the text inside the cycle diagram in order to add text to each step and follow the circular path. Here we will show you how to curve text in PowerPoint so you can create awesome circular diagrams with text.
We will start this simple tutorial from a circular diagram design created with shapes in PowerPoint. You may notice that the text on each step is not curved, so our goal here is to apply a curved style to the text on each step in order to follow a path. In fact, we will use the Follow Path effect under Text Effects.
In order to curve the text using WordArt in PowerPoint you need to highlight the text shape and then go to Format and click on drop down menu Text Effects.
Then, look for Transform option and here you can see a few options for curved text and arc effects under the section Follow Path.
Once you applied the style, the text under the selected text box will be curved and you can see an example in the figure below. Notice that you’d need to adjust the position of the text in order to make it fit in the curved arrow.
Now you can repeat the steps to curve the other steps.
Finally we got a nice three steps diagram in PowerPoint 2010 with curved text (arc) on each step description.
If you want to download a circular diagram for PowerPoint then you can check the slides on SlideModel.com