#Microsoft365 – For someone who’s had to create most of her own icons – this is a great feature. Sure to save a lot of time when creating presentations and other content. Good quality icons – change the colour / resize – no problem.


What does Microsoft say? Office 2016 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.



Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.