How to Create a Logo in Microsoft Word:

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How to Create a Logo in Microsoft Word:

Four easy steps to create a professional business logo in Microsoft Word.

1. 

Getting started.

1.1 

Open a blank document.

Open a blank document.

Open Microsoft word, then click on "New" in the side menu bar. This will bring up a selection of templates to work off. Click on "Blank document."

It's a good idea to name and save your file straight away. Click "File", then "Save" then choose a destination folder and a name for your document.

1.2 

Enable your ruler and grid lines.

Enable your ruler and grid lines.

Click on the "View" tab in the toolbar menu and check "Ruler" and "Gridlines" until they appear on the screen.

2. 
2.1 
Add the background shape of your logo.

Go to the "Insert" tab and click on "Shapes." Select a shape from the drop-down menu that has a large frame and drag it into your document. For this example, we've chosen a circle.

2.2 

Choose your background color.

Choose your background color.

Once you've chosen your ideal shape, you'll automatically be directed to the "Format" tab. Click on the "Shape Fill" option until a drop-menu appears. Here, you'll be able to choose from a variety of colors.

For this step, you'll want to consult your branding strategy. The color palette you choose plays a pivotal role in the overall design of your logo as it helps communicate your brand message. Vibrant colors are eye-catching and attractive, while dark tones exude professionalism.

3. 
3.1 
Add additional shapes to your logo.

Repeat the process of adding a shape to the logo. Play around with different shapes that stand out against the solid background. For our example, we've chosen a hexagon shape to add dimension.

Once you've chosen your second shape, drag it to the original background shape and click on "No Fill" under the "Shape Fill" option. If you want to adjust the thickness and color of the second shape's outline, click on "Shape Outline" and experiment with different colors and weights.

Play around with "Shape Fill," "Shape Outline," and "Shape Effects." You can also add multiple shapes to create a unique border.

3.2 

Add your business name.

Add your business name.

Once you have a clear outline of the logo, you can add the business's name. To add text, go to the "Insert" tab and click on "Text Box." A separate window with various text boxes will appear on the screen. From this window, select "Draw Text Box."

Drag the text box in your original shape, click on "Shape Fill," and check "No Fill." In the text box, add your business's name. For the best results, try experimenting with different fonts that are eye-catching and bold.

Once you're done adding your business name, click on "Shape Outline" and select "No Outline."

3.3 

Add an icon or unique shape.

Add an icon or unique shape.

To help add a dash of creativity to your logo design, add a unique shape that relates to your brand. Follow the same process of adding a shape to the design and experiment with "Shape Fill" and "Shape Outline."

In our example, we've added a lightening shape to emphasize "Striking" in the business name.

4. 
4.1 

Group the elements.

Group the elements.

Before finalizing your logo design, you'll want to group your elements for future use. This way, when you want to copy and paste your logo, you can avoid the lengthy process of redoing the entire design from scratch.

To group the elements that make up your logo, click and hold on to the CTRL button while you click on the different shapes and figures in your design. Once all the shapes and figures are selected, right click until a pop-up menu appears. From the pop-up menu, click "Group."

4.2 

Save your logo design as a picture.

Save your logo design as a picture.

After grouping your elements, right click on the logo until a pop-up menu appears. From the pop-up menu, select the "Save as Picture..." option. Another menu will appear with the various file types available. Choose a file type that suits your needs and click on "Save."

File types include PNG, JPEG, GIF, and TIF . The option to save your logo as an image is only available once you've successfully grouped your elements.

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FAQs:

Can I create a logo with Microsoft Office?

Yes. You can create a logo using Microsoft Word with our step-by-step guide.

How can I create my own logo in Microsoft Word?

  1. Open a new Microsoft Word document.
  2. Add the background shape of your logo.
  3. Choose your background color.
  4. Add additional shapes to your logo.
  5. Add your business name.
  6. Add an icon or unique shape.
  7. Save your logo design.

How can I make my own logo on my computer?

You can design a free logo in Microsoft Word or use our free online business logo maker.

How can I make a circle logo in Microsoft Word?

You can follow our step-by-step guide on how to create a logo in Microsoft Word. In our guide, we've created a circle logo as an example.

How do I create a logo in Microsoft Word 2017?

Our complete guide includes eight steps you need to follow to create a logo in Microsoft Word 2017.

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