How to insert a logo in your letterhead in Word 2010?

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Learn how to insert a logotype in your letterhead using Microsoft Word 2010

To insert our logotype to the letterhead I‘ll start by inserting a header. To insert a header click the “Insert” tab and click on the Header icon. Here there are a number of built-in designs that I can choose from. But since I only want to insert a logotype I’ll just select “Edit Header”.

How to insert a logo in your letterhead

Now I can insert my logotype. I’ll go to the “Insert” section and just select “Picture”, and here I will select our logotype [from the Picture folder].  As you can see this image is way too big, so I’ll just resize it by grabbing the bottom right corner to make sure we keep the proportions of the logotype. Now I want to place the logotype up in the left-hand corner, so I’ll click “Wrap Text” and then select “Behind Text”.

How to insert a logo in your letterhead

This way I can position the logotype exactly where I want it and I don’t have to worry about text or margin settings. There, to close the header I can just double-click outside the header area or I can go to the “Design” tab and just click “Close Header”

Now if I look at this document in Word the logo looks a bit faded a bit washed out. 

How to insert a logo in your letterhead

But this is just Word’s way of showing you that this is part of the header. When you print this document, let’s look at the print preview, you can see that the logotype will be printed using the full colors.

How to insert a logo in your letterhead

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