How to Design a Logo in Word

By Foye Robinson

If you don't have access to an image editor, you can use Microsoft Word to create your logo instead. Word includes a variety of shapes, three-dimensional effects and text options you can use for logos. Since the completed logo may be re-sized, you can easily add it to letterhead, envelopes and postcards you've created in Word. For additional customization, use fonts and colors that match your business theme and move objects where you'd like them to go.

Step 1

Open a new document in Microsoft Word.

Step 2

Go to the "Insert" tab and select "Shapes" from the "Illustrations" group. Select your preferred shape from the gallery and drag the shape across your page to create the shape you want. To change a shape, double-click it and select the "Change Shape" command from the "Shape Styles" group.

Step 3

Go to the "Format" tab and "Shadow Effects" panel to apply an effect to the logo.

Step 4

Click "More" in the "Shape Styles" group to pick your preferred style.

Step 5

Click the "Shapes Fill" arrow to expand it and select a color for your logo. To combine two shapes, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard as you select the shapes.

Step 6

Right-click and select "Grouping" and "Group" from the list.

Step 7

Add your company's name and slogan to the logo. To customize where the text goes, select "Insert" and "Text Box" from the "Text" group and choose the "Draw Text Box" option. Draw the text box where you want the words to appear and type in your words. To change the direction of the words within the logo, select the text box and go to the "Format" tab.

Step 8

Click the "Text Direction" button in the "Text" group until your text faces the direction you want.

Step 9

Highlight any text you want to format on your logo. Select the "Home" tab and go to the "Font" panel. Choose your preferred font, font color, text size or style from the panel.

Step 10

Click the "Save" button in the Quick Access Toolbar to save your logo in Word.