Fade out

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  1. JPS macrumors regular

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    Not a Mac question, per se, but I'm wondering if anyone knows how to make a word (i.e. a title on a title page) gradually fade from black letters to white, say in Microsoft Word?
     
  2. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    Would it not be more suitable to use a presentation application to achieve that sort of thing, such as Keynote or PowerPoint?
     
  3. theironheath macrumors newbie

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    if by fade out you mean the text has a gradiant where by say the top of the letter is black and the bottom of the letter is white and there is a gradual gradient of colour between then word art in Microsoft Word does this.
     
  4. JPS thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately I have neither. I'm really looking for a way to fade the letters in a title from black to shades of gray.

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    The fade would go from left to right.
     
  5. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    how about faking it by changing the colour of each letter to different shades of gray ?
     
  6. theironheath macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty sure word art can do what you are asking , to make the fade go from left to right you just change the angle of the gradient ,

    choose word art from the documents and elements tab, pick the example that looks like a vertical gradient , type your text and then choose format text effects from the drop down menu and click the gradient option , change the angle of the gradient to something around 0 degrees, choose your gradient colours and your done
     
  7. JPS thread starter macrumors regular

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    Teleromeo--yes, that works beautifully. Many thanks!
     

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