WordArt is one of the most popular Office features, and since Office 2013 is such a major overhaul for the entire suite, Microsoft decided to work on this tool as well.
The new Publisher comes with plenty of effects that can be applied to any text in your document, each of them sporting several customization options.
While WordArt is still available in the preview version of Office 2013, Microsoft encourages users to have a look at the available text effects, which include shadow, reflection, glow and bevel.
“Each effect comes with a gallery full of pre-made options for you to try out, and you can preview the impact the effect will have on your publication by hovering your mouse over an item in the gallery,” Microsoft said in a blog post.
Some of the effects were already available in previous Office versions, as Microsoft also rolled out an Office 2007 update comprising new effects and new styles.
Office 2013 will be launched
later this year or in Q1 2013 and will initially come in two different versions, called Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 Small Business Premium.
As compared to the previous versions, the new Office will be based on a subscription program that will allow users to buy a single license for one year for up to 5 computers. Pricing will start at $99.99 / €76.30 (which is only $8.33 / €6.36 per month) for the Home Premium flavor and will include Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher).
In addition, the suite will bring buyers PC and Mac compatibility and will offer 60 minutes of Skype world calling per month. SkyDrive storage is also available, with an additional of 20GB included in the package over the 7GB offered for free.