How to design a logo in Microsoft Word Step by Step

A Logo is a graphical symbol that is a combination of stylized letters, forms, and images used to identify a firm, an organization, a product, or a business. A well-designed logo helps in forming a bond with your target audience. Many graphic design softwares like PHOTOSHOP, ADOBE are winners in the creative field and are mostly used by Professional Graphic Designers. But, have you ever thought of using Microsoft Word to design a great logo for your college project or a small brand? If not, this article will take you on a tour of how to design a logo using Microsoft Word.

Why use MS Word?

Microsoft Office is a Productivity Package and not a set of creative tools. MS Powerpoint is mostly used by everyone whenever needed. But, Even MS Word is widely used in creating word documents and can even be used to make a stunning logo. Let us look at why we should not ignore MS Word in creating a logo.

  1.  Millions of people use it all across the world.
  2. It comes with a number of useful tools for editing text and images.
  3. Text and image (geometric forms) can be readily combined to create a balanced composition.
  4. It also allows you to move geometric shapes, SmartArt objects, and symbols around on a document page.
  5. A letterhead can be printed with a logo developed in Microsoft Word.
  6. You can easily play around with textures and backgrounds.

Microsoft Word offers a wide range of amazing fonts and shapes to create a logotype. When it comes to designing a logo, there is hardly a more convenient program for amateurs than MS Word. By combining different shapes, WordArt objects, words, and images, you can end up with a pretty good corporate design.

How to create a Logo?

I have borrowed the below logo from the internet so that it can be duplicated in MS Word. With this example, you will understand how Word tries to design a logo. MS Word cannot replicate it exactly, but it will try its best to design.

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Prepare the Word Document

 

Step 1: Open a new MS Word Document.

Step 2: Go to View > Gridlines.

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NOTE: Gridlines help in aligning Shapes and other objects in the Word Document. You can see them only in the Print view.

Step 3: Now, click  Layout > Align > Grid Settings.

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Step 4: Grid and Guides window opens. Make sure to tick the boxes against ” Snap objects to other objects” and ” Snap objects to grid when the gridlines are not displayed”. Lastly, Click OK.

 

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Make sure, these settings are enabled and we will be ready before we insert the shapes and start designing.

Designing the Logo

 

Step 1: Go to Insert > Shapes > Oval.

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Step 2: Draw the circle by right-clicking the mouse and dragging it. Change the color of the canvas to black by double-clicking on the shape.

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Step 3: Again Insert > Shapes (Oval). Double click on the image to change its style and color. Here, I am changing the color of the second circle to White.

 

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Step 3: Now, overlap the White circle on the black circle as shown below.

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Step 4: Use the Arc and Line shapes to create a triangle as below. Make two copies of this triangle.

 

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Step 5: Move these triangles to their positions as shown below.

 

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Step 6: Now, click on Insert> WordArt. Type the letter “B” as shown below. Repeat the same for the next two letters.

 

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NOTE: This is a simple step and is self-explanatory.  You can also use the text box here.

Step 7: Finally, the logo created is shown below.


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Step 8: Select all the shapes and text inserted by clicking “Shift+ left click“. Once all are selected, right-click and click on Group to join them together.

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Step 9: Finally, save your logo as an image. But MS word cannot save them as images. To do this, click  Insert > Screenshot > Screen clipping.

 

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Other MS Word features that you can use in Logo Designing

 

ICONS

The new Icons collection can be found under the Insert menu ( available only in Microsoft Office 365). Choose from a variety of categories,  such as people, technology, and business. Select the icon that you believe could be creatively used in a logo.
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THE CHARACTER MAP
The Windows Character Map is also a great place to get symbols for your logos. Some fonts come in default, and they can help you come up with inventive solutions when you can’t find a proper form to employ them.
To open the Character Map, in the search box on the taskbar, type the map, and choose Character Map from the result. Copy the symbols you wish from the character.
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Done! Microsoft Word has many design tools to help you create a unique logo. You will observe that the software is not meant to be a graphic editor. With this article, you will be able to explore your creative side, try to implement an idea, and get to know about Word limitations. You can use this in your college projects to create some simple logos.

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