Microsoft Word documents can be very boring at times, but there are ways to liven them up. Icons can help make the documents more visually appealing and give readers an idea of what you’re trying to convey before they even read your writing. In this guide, you’ll learn three different ways to insert icons into your Microsoft Word documents, allowing you to make them interesting and enticing, no matter what type of document you’re working on.
Insert an image as an icon
If you want to add an icon to your Microsoft Word document, there are a few different ways you can do it. One way is to insert the icon as an image. To do this, first find an icon that you like. Then, in Microsoft Word, click on the Insert tab and then click Picture. Find the icon on your computer and insert it into the document. You can also use a website like Flaticon to find icons that you can download and insert into your document.
To find the icon you’re looking for, type what you’re looking for into the search bar at the top of the page. When you’ve found what you’re looking for, hover over it and select Download. Once downloaded, just drag and drop them onto your word document where you want them to go.
For example, if you wanted an arrow next to Company, simply right-click on the arrow icon and click Insert. Next, click once below Company so that the arrow will be placed under Company. Repeat this process with any other icons you want to add!
Use the AutoShape tool
Adding an icon to your Microsoft Word document is a great way to add some personality and visual interest. The AutoShape tool makes it easy to insert icons, and there are a variety of shapes and sizes to choose from. Here’s how to do it:
1) Select the object you want to change into an icon by clicking on it with the mouse or by dragging the cursor over it
2) Click the More tab at the top of the screen (or press CTRL+E), then click AutoShapes in the drop-down menu that appears
3) Scroll down and select any shape or size of your choice
4) Press Enter on your keyboard to see the result. If you don’t like what you see, undo it by pressing Ctrl+Z. You can also undo all changes made in one session by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Z. To remove the entire object without leaving a blank space, go back to the Drawing toolbar, right-click on the shape, and select delete. If you’re satisfied with the result, click anywhere outside of the object to complete editing it. Remember, these objects will only show up in this document so they won’t interfere with any other documents where they may not be appropriate.
Use inserted smart Art images as icons
You can use inserted smart Art images as icons in your Microsoft Word documents to add a bit of flair. To do this, simply select the smart Art image you want to use and click the Insert button. Select Picture from the drop-down menu that appears. Select Create New on the Create Picture dialogue box that pops up and choose one of these three file types: .emf, .bmp or .jpg. Choose an icon from one of these file types by selecting it on the left side of the screen then clicking Open on the right side of the screen.
Now click OK at the bottom right corner of this window to insert your new icon into your document! It’s also possible to import other graphics files, such as .pngs, .gifs and .psds. If you are using these formats, just drag them into the Insert Picture dialog box like you would with any other graphic file. Next time someone tells you they need a cool new way to spice up their PowerPoint presentations or Word documents, try adding icons!