is text with special effects. You can create shadowed, skewed, rotated, and stretched text, as well as text with particular shapes. The special text effect created with WordArt is a Drawing object, so you can also use buttons on the Drawing toolbar to change the effect, such as filling the text effect with a picture.

WordArt is a drawing object and is not treated as text. You won't be able to see the text effect in outline view or check its spelling as you would ordinary text.