Technical: Nice Letters —> Word Art in WordPress.com
While preparing a recent post, I googled quite a bit and ran into Joshua Townsend’s blog. The specific entry that I am referring to is http://vmtoday.com/2013/01/storage-basics-part-ix-alternate-iops-formula/
And, wow did I like his formulas and how smart he made them look. Who will not like and quickly understand the formula\pictorial pasted below:
I know you shall not ‘covet’ your neighbor’s property. But, I really got to get my hands on this guy’s stuff.
May be I can email him and ask how he managed to make things look so good. But, I already stole his knowledge, I can’t possibly steal his toolsets either.
So I tried a few things.
The more I thought about it, the more I thought may be I should just try Microsoft Word; as I remember they had Microsoft Publisher and used to do nice things with WordArt.
Here is what I tried:
- Launched Microsoft Word
- Entered my text
- Copied the entered plain text and pasted it unto a new one that I can play with
- Selected the new text and Chose the Format\Font Menu Item
- In the Font Window, one is able to choose various fonts and colors
- You should also click on the “Text Effects” button
At the other end you will get “Word Art” that looks like the one below:
Later you can capture the nice word art and make a picture (.png) file out of it. Word Press will let you import that image.
Here I am (this early morning) giddy with joy and appreciation, received a comment from Josh:
Glad you like it! I used the LaTeX markup language. The wordpress JetPack plugin converts it to .png automagically.
Josh Townsend, http://vmtoday.com/, added a comment to my little posting.
Josh steward’s the VMWare User group in Washington DC [ Washington DC Metro Area VMware User Group (VMUG) ]. And, he is a VMExpert and he is up there as one can be. But, he still took a little time to help little me.