Microsoft Word 2007 to 2016

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Completing the Logo

For the other letter T, we can copy and paste the first one. So click on your letter T to select it. Now hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard. Keep it held down and press the letter C to copy followed by the letter V to paste. You should then see two letter Ts:

Copy and Paste a grouped shape

Hold your mouse down on the second letter T. Keep it held down and drag it into position:

Move your shape into position

We can now add the lines to the top and bottom. Select any of your letters to bring up the Format tab again, if it's not already there. Now select the diagonal line from the Insert Shapes panel:

The Insert Shapes panel in Word 2007 and Word 2010

The Insert Shapes panel showing a diagonal line selected

Move your cursor across to your page. Hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard. Keep it held down and draw out a line across the top of your letters. (Holding down the CTRL key ensures you get a straight line.)

Add a line to the logo

If your line is too long or too short, keep the CTRL key held down. Hold down your left mouse button on one of the green circles on the end of your line. Then drag to get the correct size.

If you don't have a black line, you can change the colour. Locate the Shape Styles panel and click the the down-pointing arro just to the right of the three lines in the image below:

Word 2013  Shape Styles

When you click the arrow you'll see some more choices:

Word 2013 black line

Click the black line.

With your new line selected, copy and paste it. Move the second line down to the bottom. (You can use CTRL and the arrow keys to move the line into position.) When you're done, you'll have something like this:

Add a second line

Now select all of your shapes by holding down the CTRL key and left clicking each one: (The lines are quite tricky to select so you may need to zoom in.)

Select all the shapes in the logo

With your shapes all selected, group them together to make one shape. Move the new shape around the page to make sure everything is there. Your final logo should look like this:

The finished logo

Add a Shadow Effect

You can spice up the shapes you create by adding a shadow to it. Select your Text logo then click on the Format tab. From the Format tab, locate the Shadow Effects panel (In Word 2013 and 2016, click the Shape Effects item on the Shape Styles panel.:

The Shadow Effects panel in Word 2007 and Word 2010

Click on the Shadow Effects item to see the following menu:

The Shadow Effects menu

Move your mouse over each one, but don't left click. Look at your logo and you'll see a preview of what the effect looks like.

Select one that you like. In the image below, we've gone for Style 4, under Drop Shadow:

A drop shadow added to the logo

In Word 2007 and Word 2010, you can use the arrows next to Shadow Effects to increase or decrease the shadow area:

Shadow effects direction arrows

Play around with the Shadow Effects, and the other items on the Format menu.

In Word 2013 and 2016, you can see some more shadow effects by clicking Shape Effects then Shadow > Shadow Options:

Shadow Options in Word 2013

When you click Shadow Options you'll see a panel appear on the right of your screen. This one:

Play around with the controls, especially Size, Distance, and Blur.

And that's it for this section. In the next section you'll learn about letterheads, and templates.

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