To format a certificate of appreciation, first open a word processing program and choose either a premade certificate template, or create a certificate from a blank document. When using a template, fill in the information where indicated. When creating one from scratch, choose landscape orientation, and select page borders that frame the document. Format the text for various lines of the certificate, centering each line on the page, except the signature line.Continue Reading
Write the formal name of the organization presenting the certificate in a large, bold font that differs from the rest of the certificate. Insert the organization's logo either above or below the name. Treat the document as formal, using appropriate language and avoiding abbreviations. Vary the size and type of font as needed. Keep at least one space between each line of the award.
Near the top of the award, use a phrase such as, "This certificate is presented to (receiver's name) by (organization's name)." Print the receiver's full name in a clear, bold font. Place a straight line under the person's name. Under the name, add a description of the reason for the certificate, starting with, "In recognition of" or "In thanks for." Follow this with signature lines for each person authorized to award a certificate, as well as the date of the award.Learn more about HR