How to make a banner in Word

A banner is one of the most widely-used ways to showcase a message of a campaign in the form of a slogan, logo, or symbol. A banner is generally a flag-shaped piece of cloth or bar-shaped non-cloth with marketing content on it. In this article, you'll learn about how to make a banner in Word and EdrawMax online tool.

How would you like to create your banner?
Using an inbuilt banner Template in EdrawMax
Time to complete: 2 minutes
Manually create a banner template in Word
Time to complete: 30 minutes

How to make a banner in Word

Using a template to make a banner

Step 1: Open Microsoft Word

Open Word on your computer, see the File tab on the top left corner of the Word editor. Click the File tab, find the New tab on the left side of the interface. 

Step 2: Search for banner templates

Find a template for banners using the search bar. To find the banner template, type banner in the search bar. In the picture below, you can see banner templates from the search results.

word banner template

Step 3: Open the template

Click any banner template you want to use. The banner template will show in the preview section on the right side of the search results. To use the template, you'll need to click on the template and tap on the Create button. The template will open on the Word in a new window, as in the below image.

Step 4: Edit your template

If you want to create a banner for your college, you can choose from the templates or make a banner in Word from scratch. Once your banner template opens in the new window, you'll be able to edit the content in the template. Click the placeholder text and replace the title, subtext, slogan, or whatever you want.

If you want to add pictures in the banner, go to the Insert tab, click on the Picture button and then select the image that you want to add in your banner from the Insert picture window.

You can also add content to your banner by editing the text in the template. From the Font menu, select the font size, style, color, and shape as you like.

edit banner template

Step 5: Save your banner

After editing the banner template, you can save your file to your computer storage. Click the Save icon from the Quick Access toolbar in the top left corner of the Word and select the location where you want to save your banner.

Creating a Banner from Scratch

Step 1: Open a New Document

Open Word and open a new document for making a banner.

Step 2: Set Page Margin

Go to the Layout section, choose Margins, and select the Custom Margin to adjust the size of your banner.

select margin

Step 3: Add Text and Images

Go to the Insert tab and add the relevant text and pictures to make your banner. After that, you can adjust the image size and font size with the image and font settings.

How to make a banner in EdrawMax

Step 1: Open EdrawMax Online

Enter into your browser to open EdrawMax Online and log in to your EdrawMax account. 

If you haven't used EdrawMax before, you can sign up first using your valid email address. Then you can use it for free!

Step 2: Find Banner Templates

To make a banner, you need to open the Graphic Design section and find Banner on the sub-category panel. You can also see some standard banner templates in the template gallery.

banner in edraw

Step 3: Open a Template

Using a pre-made banner template is an excellent choice, and it can help you save a ton of time. So you can choose a banner template in EdrawMax Online and use it as the basis of creating your banner. On the other hand, you can start from scratch by opening a blank template and using the inbuilt symbols in EdrawMax Online.

open a template

Step 4: Customize the Template

You can use the editing and formatting tools to customize the template and replace the content with whatever you want. Besides, you can drag and drop symbols of making banners from the Symbol Library onto the drawing page and design your banner to your liking.

customize banner

How to Save an Edraw Banner as a Word File

After you have created your banner in EdrawMax, you can save your file in different formats. If you want to keep your banner in Word format, go to the File tab, choose Export on the drop-down menu. On the submenu of Export, select Export to Word (.docx), and your banner will be saved as an editable Word file to your computer.

EdrawMax also lets you use your cloud storage like Google Drive and Dropbox to import & export your files.

export banner

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