#Office365Challenge – This is the third post with some tips and tricks around creating your own images for Promoted Links in SharePoint, using PowerPoint. In the previous post, I showed you how to change the look of your images by using “Recolour” in PowerPoint. Today we’ll create some metro style icons.

Day: 24 of 365, 341 left
Tools: Microsoft Office; PowerPoint; SharePoint; Snipping Tool
Description: How to create metro style icons in PowerPoint

In PowerPoint I’ve inserted 8 square shapes to use for my metro style icons. The shapes need to be square (see my blog on Inserting Shapes into PowerPoint for more tips).

I then added icons on top of these. If you have icons with transparent backgrounds this will work great , if you don’t, you can remove the background of existing images – this post The lighter side of Microsoft #17: Cause everything I love I call “Wedwo” and PDF will explain exactly how to do that in PowerPoint.

Now use snipping tool to snip (copy) each of these images and save to your Promoted Links Image Library, then link these images to your Promoted Links List.
Recap: On Day 21 I showed you how to create a Promoted Links list, and how to add this to your landing page.

And Voila!! How awesome is that?! I love this look – especially playing around with different colours.

See?! Anyone can be creative with Office.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but to the overall Microsoft Office Suite as well as where applicable, SharePoint.