Inserting Icons in Word – have you used the icons option before?

Inserting Icons in Word – what are icons and how can I insert them in my document? Watch the video to learn more

Inserting Icons in Word - Word icon​This week’s hint and tip is about inserting icons in Word. It covers what an icon is and how to insert it into your document. This is on our Intermediate Word course but we decided to create a hint and tip on it too. We are going to go through it now below.


Where is the option found and how to insert an icon

The option to insert an icon in Word is found on the Insert Tab. Firstly you click onto the icons option and a window will appear. This window gives you a selection of icons that you can choose from. To help find the icon you want, you can choose a ‘topic’ underneath the search bar to filter out icons or you can type straight into the search bar.

To insert an icon into your document, select the icon that you want in your document. This will put a circle with a tick in it on the icon and the insert button at the bottom will become available to click. From here click on the insert button and your icon will be inserted into your document. To insert more than one icon at a time, select all the icons you require and then click on the insert button. This will then insert all the icons you had selected.

Once you have inserted your icons, you can now apply formatting to them.


Changing the text wrapping

To make the icon easier to move around the document, you need to change the text wrapping applied to it. To change the text wrapping, select the icon and click on the little box that appears top right corner of the image. This is the Wrap Text options. From here select Tight or Square for this example (you can select any text wrapping that best fits your document).


The video below shows you how to insert an icon into a Word document and also how to change the text wrapping and where the formatting options can be found. Inserting icons into your Word document is a great way to add something extra to your documents.

Take a look below at the video to find out more and then try it out on your own computer!

We hope you have enjoyed this hint and tip on inserting icons in Word. Why not take a look at our previous one on the Excel SORT function?

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