ATOI365D #Office365Challenge For someone who’s had to create most of her own icons – this is a great new feature. Sure to save a lot of time when creating presentations and other content.

Day:  321 of 365, 44 left
Tools:  Office 365, Office 2016
Description:  Insert Icons in Microsoft Office
Audience:  All


What does Microsoft say?  Office 2016 now includes a handy way to include some standard icons in your documents, workbooks, emails and presentations. These icons are from a standard library of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) files that you can easily find on the Illustrations tab of the ribbon. Read more…

This update was released November 2016 for Office 2016 (if you’re on Office 365 and you don’t see this update – speak to your Admin about the release preferences of updates in your company).

Insert Icons

To insert Icons go to the Insert Tab > Icons:


The Gallery will open and you’ll find the icons categorized (I have sent feedback to Microsoft asking for search capability here). Select the Icon and click on the Insert button, bottom right:



Once inserted you can add them on top of other shapes and even colour the icons different (default is black):

Note:  You can group the icon and the background shape, then right click to save as an image for reuse in other documents.


Schweet! Thanks Microsoft.

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 where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.