BeLight Software releases Art Text 1.0.4

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Art TextOne of the features that users coming from a history of PowerPoint have wanted with Keynote is WordArt. WordArt enables users to use shape text to add drama, fun, or draw the eye to text in a way that can’t currently be done in Keynote. Some users have been waiting patiently for something to happen with TypeStyler, an excellent program from the OS9 days. Unfortunately, while the copyright bug on the bottom of the TypeStyler page updates, nothing else new is going on there.

Enter BeLight Software and the first version of what’s sure to be a welcome addition to many Keynote users’ tools, Art Text. A quick trip over to their samples page will show that it nicely covers a lot of what TypeStyler used to do plus it should even be welcome to those familiar with Photoshop’s Layer Styles. In seconds, you can turn any text into a graphic element with the 50+ pre-designed styles. It also includes 300 pictograms covering a wide range of subjects and designs. You can copy and paste into Keynote as a PDF image or export as TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PNG and other formats for use anywhere.

Art Text is available for download starting at $29.95 and academic pricing is available. Find out more at