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How to Add Icons in MS PowerPoint?

Last Updated : 05 Aug, 2021
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Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation of topics that allows us to create “presentation slides” that can be displayed on the computer screen or on a widescreen. A PowerPoint presentation is a good way to convey information to a large audience. It helps in creating a topic in a proper manner by providing various features like editing, graphical animations, and many more. A user does not have to carry around any slides or slide projector, and, if necessary, can make any last-minute changes to the presentation.  

Features of MS PowerPoint

  1. Slide Design
  2. Animations
  3. Insert Icons and 3D models
  4. Video Recording
  5. Slide Layout
  6. Slide Transitions
  7. Slide Show
  8. Visual effects
  9. Inserting Shapes
  10. Inserting an Image, videos, pictures, audios, etc.
  11. Inserting Media
  12. Draw or write with digital ink
  13. Zoom
  14. Surface Pen Slide Navigation for PowerPoint

What are Icons in MS Powerpoint?

Microsoft PowerPoint has a special feature called icons where you can select different types of icons for the document. Basically, icons are small graphical representations of a specific idea, thing, object, or category. Icons represent the concept very easily and quickly. Icons have invaded the digital world, and the reason is simple: they’re great!

For example: Mobile apps are filled with icons because icons represent ideas in a straightforward way.

Some icons available in MS PowerPoint are:

Steps to Add Icons

Step 1:  On the navigation menu bar click on the insert option.

Step 2: Then click on the icon option as shown in the figure:

Step 3: A insert icon dialog box will be pop up on the screen where you can select different types of icons present in MS PowerPoint.

There are many different types of categories of icons available in MS PowerPoint such as:

  1. Accessibility
  2. Animals 
  3. Buildings
  4. Business
  5. Communications 
  6. Dinosaurs
  7. Medical 
  8. Peoples
  9. Games
  10. Technology
  11. Sports
  12. Tools
  13. Vehicles
  14. Educations 
  15. Weathers and Seasons
  16. Foods and many more

Step 4: A list of categories of icons is shown in the left side panel of the menu.

Step 5: Also you can search the icon name in the search bar as shown in the figure:

Step 6: Select the category of the icon from the left menu as per your choice

Step 7: Now click on the icon of your choice.

Step 8: Then click on the insert button.

Finally, an icon is inserted in the document as shown in the figure:

Step 9: To resize the icon size drag the highlighted button and adjust the size as shown in the figure:

Step 10: Next click on the icon and then select the Format option from the navigation menu bar.

Step 11: Now click on the drop-down arrow button of the Graphics Fills option where you can choose different types of colors for the icon.

Step 12: Select the color of your choice.

Note: You can also choose different colors from the More Color Fill option as shown in the figure:

Step 13: For the outline color of the icon click on the drop-down arrow button of the Graphics outline option.

Step 14: Select the outline color of your choice.

Finally, your icon is ready for the presentation.

These are some of the steps to insert icons in the MS PowerPoint presentation.

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