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    Office 2010 guidance

    I have just upgraded to Office 2010 and what I'm wondering is how do I apply the Shimmer and Sparkle text effects to text in Word?
    Can anyone shed some light on this issue please?

    Also whereabouts in Excel 2010 is the command to freeze rows, panes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robko View Post
    Also whereabouts in Excel 2010 is the command to freeze rows, panes?
    Robko,

    The Freeze Panes command is on the View Tab.
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    If you're talking about the Text Effects that are available in the Font group in the Home tab on the Ribbon, there are options like shadow, reflection, and glow, but not shimmer or sparkle, as far as I know. To apply text effects, select some text in the document, and then apply one of the effects from the options available on the Ribbon:

    TextEffects.png

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    I remember the shimmer effects etc but apparently they were removed from Office 2007 onwards.

    This is the best reference I can find so far How to Remove Sparkle Effect
    Last edited by Browni; 2011-12-07 at 22:52.

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    A number of text effects were removed from Word 2007 - 2010. Among them were these.

    I don't know what happens with legacy documents that have these effects, nor whether they are available in compatibility mode. I know that the old Word Art pallet is available in Word 2010 in compatibility mode.
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    Thanks for your input everyone!

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    Interestingly, although Microsoft removed the GUI's ability to add or remove these text effects, the commands still remain in VBA and from memory this text effect could still be applied and viewed in Word 2007.

    Word 2010 still allows VBA to 'apply' these text effects but it no longer displays this effect on screen (which makes it kinda pointless).

    The relevant VBA commands are:
    Selection.Font.Animation = wdAnimationShimmer
    Selection.Font.Animation = wdAnimationSparkleText
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    Even in Word 2010, you can still see the animations if the document is saved as a Word 97-2003 (*.doc) file. The full set of animations is
    wdAnimationBlinkingBackground
    wdAnimationLasVegasLights
    wdAnimationMarchingBlackAnts
    wdAnimationMarchingRedAnts
    wdAnimationShimmer
    wdAnimationSparkleText

    and, most important, wdAnimationNone to turn it all off.

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