How to Create a Certificate in MS Word
What is the easiest way to make a certificate quickly? Of course to fall back on MS Word. Do you not know how? Well, we prepared an outline for the process you need to execute in creating your personalized gift certificate.
1. Know the Purpose
Before constructing your certificates (or gift cards), brainstorm as to what would be the sole purpose of your gift certificate. For reference, you can determine as to what would be the best theme for the current season. For example, if December is approaching, of course, people would think about Christmas gift ideas. To consider your business from those ideas, make a Christmas gift certificate that would fit for people looking for gift ideas.
2. Outline the Content
After knowing the purpose, you can now proceed with your content. Without a clear and concise content, your modern gift certificate would be useless and would likely to be thrown in the bin. In the content, you must indicate the monetary amount equivalent to that certain gift certificate. Also, include your business' name, location, and contact details for future reference like bookings, reservations, and more.
3. Layout the Design
After your purpose and content, you can now freely design your certificate. In this step, you can also insert designs you want to encapsulate to your gift certificate. E.g., in a restaurant gift certificate, you can indicate the restaurants' color scheme, images related to a restaurant, and many more. But remember, you cannot bombard your certificate with designs as it may look unclean and disoriented. Keep it eyecatching and yet consistent.
4. Launch your MS Word
After everything, now is the time to use your Microsoft Word as your gift certificate maker. Why Microsoft Word? They let you format text easily, can save and print documents (such as certificates, vouchers, and more), and has collaboration features. It is accessible and editable in any device any time and anywhere in any Microsoft Word version.
Are there certificate templates in Microsoft Word?
Yes, you can find basic certificate templates in Word by going to New and then typing in “certificate” in the search box.
How do I create a new certificate template in Word?
With the certificate document open in Word, go to the File menu and then select Save as Template.
How do I unlock protected templates in Word?
In the Review tab, go to Protect > Protect Document. Then, click on Stop Protection under the Restrict Formatting and Editing window.
How do I add an image file to my certificate document in Word?
First, click on where you want to place the image. Next, go to Insert > Picture and choose the desired file from the library.
How do I add text and dialogue to my certificate in Word?
Write your certificate’s dialogue by using text boxes. To add a text box, open the Insert ribbon menu before selecting the Text Box option.