How to Create Photo Name Badges in Word

Updated August 16, 2017

Microsoft's Word application is a word-processing software program that allows you to create various documents and templates, such as photo-name badges, for personal or professional use. Perhaps you have an upcoming reunion or a company event and you need to create badges for everyone. With Word, you can save money by using a ready-made name-badge template and the toolbar features to create your own customised photo-name badges.

Launch your Microsoft Word application and create a new document. Click File > New.

Activate the name badge labels in Word. Click Tools > Labels or Tools > Envelopes and Labels. Continue by clicking the "Options" button in the dialogue box and select the "5362 - Name Badge" item to designate the template for name badges. Select an option to designate whether you want a full page of name-badge labels or prefer to have a certain number of name badges on the page. Click the "OK" button when finished.

Add your digital photos to the name badges. Click Insert > Picture > From File. Click on the inserted graphic and drag your mouse to resize the image as necessary.

Type in the name on the badge by applying a text box. Click Insert > Text Box. Double click inside the box to type in the text and then click on the box to position the name where you want it. You can specify any border properties you'd like on the text box by clicking the "Borders" property on the "Formatting Palette."

Format the text on the photo-name badge. Click Format > Font. Alternately, you can use the "Formatting Palette" to designate a font face, size and style of the text.

Name and save your photo badges. Click File > Save. Enter a name for your file in the dialogue box and click "Save" when finished.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word application
  • Digital photos
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Brandy Alexander has been writing professionally since 2001. She is a glass artist with a Web design and technical writing background. Alexander runs her own art-glass business and has been a contributor to "Glass Line Magazine" as well as various online publications.