How To Engrave Text In Your Word Documents

Engrave Text In Word

Want to draw the reader’s eye to text in your document headings? Chapter headings? Etc.?

Well, there is one sure-fire way to do that in Word.  Make it elegant, make it interesting, make it professional looking!

It’s called Engraving. When you engrave your text it gives the impression of being sunken into your page and it quickly draws the attention of the reader.

Follow the steps to learn how to engrave your text:

  1. Select the text you would like to engrave.
  2. Be certain the Home tab of your Ribbon is displayed.
  3. Click the small icon at the bottom-right of the Font group to  display the dialog box.


  1. Make certain Engrave is selected.
  2. Click on OK.

Why not experiment with different font colors and background colors to make your engraved text stand out?

Please note, if you are using a document in Word 2010 or Word 2013 in compatibility mode, which means, your document has a  .DOC , not .DOCX or .DOCM file extension, the Engrave and Emboss options will be in the Font dialog box just as they are in Word 2007. However, Microsoft removed the options in Word 2010 and Word 2013 for native DOCX and DOCM files.

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Carol Bratt

Carol holds A+, MCP, and MOS computer certifications and is the resident DCT Office expert. She trains the staffs of small law firms in the use of Microsoft Office applications and has authored many books covering Microsoft Office as well as written articles for Infopackets, TechnoLawyer, and Digital Harbor. For more Microsoft Office tips visit Carol's Corner Office or follow Carol on FaceBook and Twitter.

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