Does The New $100 Bill Have WordArt On It?
Probably not, but it certainly looks like it could have been designed in Microsoft Word.
This is the new $100 bill. It entered into circulation on October 8th.
Within a week, a Tumblr user noticed something interesting about the new legal tender.
BuzzFeed's design team decided to investigate. Here's a close-up of the number 100 on the back of the new bill.
First, insert new WordArt into a Microsoft Word document...
Next, change the font to Helvetica and make the number 100 a little larger.
Then go to the Text Effects tool and click on the orange color scheme.
The color's not entirely correct, so right-click the WordArt and choose "Format Text Effects."
Fiddling around with the gradients gives you a color scheme similar to the one on the new $100 bill.
And adding a purple border makes the similarity even more uncanny.
A side-by-side comparison:
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