Text Effects in Word 2016 add flair to your text by applying visual embellishments such as shadows, glows and reflections. The control you have over Word’s Text Effects is vast. You have the choice of applying ready made text effects, or you can change the following attributes individually:
To apply a ready made Text Effect, first select the text in your document, click on the Text Effects command in the Font group (on the Home tab), and select one from the gallery.
There is a Live Preview available, so you can hover over a Text Effect to see how it will look if you apply the effect.
There is nothing stopping you applying a ready made Text Effect and then tweaking an individual element manually using the options shown above.
For example, the Text Effect in the gallery above in the bottom left looks excellent, so let’s apply that:
However, it could do with a reflection. To add a reflection, click on Text Effects > Reflection, and select the reflection you want. Again, you can hover over an image in the gallery to see its Live Preview before clicking on it to apply it.
If you want to have more control over the reflection’s attributes, click on Reflection Options, at the bottom. When you do, the Format Text Effects panel opens up on the right of the workspace with the Reflection Options open.
Here, you can select from a preset, or fine tune the following individually:
Any changes you make in the Format Text Effects window are applied instantly.