Software & Apps MS Office Create a Gold Seal in Microsoft Word Design a seal for a certificate or other document By Jacci Howard Bear Writer A graphic designer, writer, and artist who writes about and teaches print and web design. our editorial process Jacci Howard Bear Updated March 04, 2020 fpm / Getty Images MS Office Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook Tweet Share Email The newest versions of Microsoft Word support robust shaping tools. When you want to add a faux gold seal or seal-of-approval ribbon to your documents, select the appropriate shapes and create a seal with a ribbon that matches your document. Instructions in this article apply to Word for Office 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, Word 2010, and Word for Mac. How to Add a Gold Seal and Ribbons in Microsoft Word Use the Word Shapes tool to create and modify different types of shapes. Select the shapes that match the look of your document. Select Insert. In the Illustrations group, select the Shapes drop-down arrow. In the Stars and Banners section, choose a star (for example, a 16-pointed star) and draw it on the Word canvas. The shape appears with the default formatting, and the Shape Format menu opens when the star is selected. Select the shape, go to the Shape Format tab and, in the Shape Styles group, choose Shape Fill. Then, choose Gold as the fill color. Go to the Shape Format tab, select Shape Outline, then choose No Outline. If desired, select Shape Effects and choose an option in the Presets group to give the shape a three-dimensional appearance. Go to the Insert tab and select the Shapes drop-down arrow. Go to the Block Arrows section, then choose Arrow: Chevron. Drag a long, narrow chevron onto the page. Change the size of the shape until it resembles one side of a ribbon. Select the shape, go to the Shape Format tab and, in the Shape Styles group, choose Shape Fill. Then, choose Gold as the fill color. To add contrast to your seal, use a different fill color for the ribbons such as red or blue. Go to the Shape Format tab, select Shape Outline, then choose No Outline. If desired, select Shape Effects and choose an option in the Presets group to give the shape a three-dimensional appearance. For best results, apply the same effect that you used for the seal to the ribbon. Press and hold the Ctrl key, then select and drag the chevron to make a duplicate. Drag each chevron to the gold seal to create the appearance of ribbons behind the seal. Drag the Rotate Handle to turn the ribbons in the desired direction. Resize the ribbons, if necessary. Select the ribbon shapes, go to the Shape Format tab, then choose Send Backward > Send to Back. Press and hold the Ctrl key and select each of the three shapes. Then, go to the Shape Format tab and select Group > Group to create a single object from the three shapes. Double-click the star and type any desired text you want to insert as an overlay.