Insert icons in Office 2016

Tell your story visually with icons and Scalable Vector Graphics

Easily insert icons and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) files into your Office 2016 documents, workbooks, emails and presentations. Once they're in place, rotate, color, and resize them with no loss of image quality.

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Insert an icon

  1. Select Insert > Icons.

    The Illustrations group contains tools that let you add shapes, icons, SmartArt and more to your document

    Question mark indicates help content Don't see this feature? Icons and SVG files are only available to Office 365 subscribers on Windows, Android, or Windows Mobile.

  2. Scroll through the icons or jump to a category by clicking the name in the navigation pane at the left.

    You can choose an icon to insert from the Icon library in Office
  3. Choose an icon and then click Insert at the lower right.

    Insert multiple icons at the same time by clicking each of them before clicking Insert.
    You can select multiple icons to insert by clicking each of them once.

  4. Rotate, color, and resize your icon by following the instructions here.

Work with SVG files

SVG stands for scalable vector graphic file, which means you can rotate, color, and resize the file without losing image quality. Office 2016 apps, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel, support inserting and editing SVG files.

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See Also

Edit SVG images in Microsoft Office 2016

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Add images to a header or footer

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