How to Insert Icons in Word

If you need to add a little emphasis to parts of a document, you can add icons from the Office icon library.

Insert an Icon

  1. Click where you want to insert an icon.
  2. Click the Insert tab.
  3. Expand the Illustrations group, if necessary.
  4. Click the Icons button.
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  5. The Icons library opens, displaying a variety of basic icon shapes you can use.

  6. Click an icon category (optional).
  7. Select an icon (or icons).
  8. Click Insert.
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The icon is inserted.

Format an Icon

Icons can also be formatted just like other shapes.

  1. With an icon selected, click the Format tab.
  2. You can use the Styles gallery to select a style, or use the options in the Graphic Styles group to change the color, outline, or effect.

  3. Use the commands in the Graphic Styles group to change the icon's appearance.
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