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Design a certificate (Beginner level)

As an educator you may often have to create certificates for various achievements or sporting awards. You could use a Microsoft Word template to do this, or you could design your own.

By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:

Download an example - Create a certificate of your choice using Microsoft Word
- Choose a certificate template
- Select and edit text appearance
- Align text on a page
- Insert and edit images
- Add a shape
- Format a shape
- Save your certificate
- Print your certificate

In order to replicate the example given on this page you will follow these steps. However, we encourage you to use these skills to prepare learning resources for your own classes.

1. Start Microsoft WordSee how »
2. Open a certificate template. This may be a good place to start and then you can edit it to suit your needs. See how »
3. Insert a picture. A school logo or other appropriate branding will make the certificate look attractive. See how »
4. Align text on the page. In most certificates the main text is centred. See how »
5. Apply picture effects on the picture. Be careful not to overdo this, but experiment with this.
See how »
6. Apply a picture frame. Will this enhance the picture?  See how »
7. Change the picture layer position. How will the picture and the text be position in relation to each other? This could also give you more freedom to position the picture on the page. See how »
8. Insert a shape. Many certificates have a border around the page. See how »
9. Format the shape. Change the outline properties of the shape to define your frame’s appearance.
See how »
10. Save the certificateSee how »
11. Print the certificate. See how »

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