ATOI365D #Office365Challenge I’m a sucker for doing crazy design stuff in PowerPoint, and when Microsoft adds functionality to do even more – I’m super happy. Today we’ll take a look at working with SVG files in Office.

Day:  328 of 365, 37 left
Tools:  Excel 2016, Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Office 2016, Office 365
Description: Open and Edit SVG files in Microsoft Office
Audience:  All


What does Microsoft Say? Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel 2016 support inserting and editing scalable vector graphics (.SVG) files in your documents, presentations and workbooks. SVG is an open standard that was established in 1999. Word, PowerPoint and Excel Mobile for Windows 10, or Android support inserting .SVG files in your documents, presentations and workbooks. Read more…

This update was released November 2016. If you don’t see these updates in your Office 2016, speak to your Admin about the company’s release preferences on Office 365.

Open your SVG file:

Simply click and drag your SVG file onto your document (whether it be PowerPoint, Word or Excel):


When you select the file, the Format tab will have the following options:

  1. Graphics Fill
  2. Graphics Outline
  3. Graphics Effects


Edit your SVG file:

By using the above, I was able to change and add fill colours, outlines, 3D and shadow:


I know, I know…. It just keeps getting better 🙂

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.