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Making Art With Microsoft Office

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It’s kind of ironic that the only Microsoft tool that has an ‘art’ mode is Word. Who could miss its amazing ‘Word Art’ feature – if you’ve never played with it, go into the ‘insert’ menu and choose ‘picture’, then in the picture menu choose ‘word art’.

You’ll then be presented with the palette of artistic dreams…

WordArt Gallery

It really is just like art. Almost.

Excel on the other hand doesn’t have an ‘art’ mode. But Danielle Aubert has been making art with it. And I like it.

There’s lots more on the site: http://www.danielleaubert.com/

And of course there’s Powerpoint.

If you’ve not seen David Byrne’s forays into Powerpoint Art, it’s worth a look. There’s more about it in Wired Magazine here.

What’s my point? Well I guess something about the fact that people find their own interesting ways of using tools. And just because you call something something doesn’t mean that it is. Or something like that.