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Depending on which version of Office you have, you may be able to use an Officelibrary of clip art, or get clip art from the web.

Which version of Office are you using on your PC? 
  • Which version of Office are you using on your PC?
  • Microsoft 365, Office 2021 or 2019
  • Office 2016, 2013
  • Office 2010

Insert clip art

In the newer versions of Office, there's no longer a clip art library, but Office still helps you insert clip art.

STEP 1:
Select Insert > Pictures > Online Pictures

(In Outlook, when you're using the Reading pane, there isn't an Insert menu. Click Pop Out Add clip art to your file (1) and then you'll see the Insert menu.)

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STEP 2:
Type a word or phrase to describe what you're looking for, then press Enter.

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STEP 3:
Filter the results by Type for Clipart.

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STEP 4:
Select a picture.

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(Video) Insert Clip Art In PowerPoint Presentation

STEP 5:
Select Insert.

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That's it!

The image is inserted in your Office document.

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Clip art and copyright

The licensing filter (Creative Commons only or All) can help you choose images that are appropriate for the use you have in mind. (Read about Creative Commons licenses here.)

When using pictures or clip art from Bing, you're responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

New kinds of clip art for Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 doesn't have traditional clip art anymore, but as a subscriber you get several new kinds of high quality art in its place for free: high-resolution photographs, icons, cutout people, stickers, illustrations, and cartoon people. Select Insert > Pictures > Stock Images to see your options. For more details, see Insert images, icons, and more.

Icons are ready-made images that you can insert, pivot, rotate, color, and resize (with no loss of quality).

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Stickers are whimsical illustrations that can enliven any document.

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Cartoon people are cartoon-style drawings. You can mix and match different head/hair, face, and body parts to get just the look you want.

Voice clips instead of clip art

Looking for information about adding an audio clip to a slide? See Add or delete audio in your PowerPoint presentation.

Insert clip art

In Office 2013 and Office 2016, there's no longer a clip art library, but Office still helps you insert clip art.

STEP 1:
Select Insert > Online Pictures

(In Outlook, when you're using the Reading pane, there isn't an Insert menu. Click Pop Out Add clip art to your file (11) and then you'll see the Insert menu.)

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STEP 2:
Type a word or phrase to describe what you're looking for, then press Enter.

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STEP 3:
Filter the results by Type for Clipart.

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STEP 4:
Select a picture.

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STEP 5:
Select Insert.

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That's it!

(Video) Word 2007: Inserting Clip Art

The image is inserted in your Office document.

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Clip art and copyright

The licensing filter (Creative Commons only or All) can help you choose images that are appropriate for the use you have in mind. (Read about Creative Commons licenses here.)

When using pictures or clip art from Bing, you're responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

Free image library: the Pickit add-in

Another option is to install an Office add-in named Pickit that puts free, licensed clip art in Office.

Click a section title below to open it and read detailed instructions.

  1. Open the Office app you want to add Pickit it to (Word, PowerPoint, or Excel).

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Add-ins group, select Store.

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    The Office Add-ins dialog box opens.

  3. In the dialog box, use the Search box to look for Pickit Free Images.

  4. Click the Add button for Pickit Free Images.

  5. Close the Office Add-ins dialog box.

    Pickit may take a few moments to be "loaded" into the Office app. When it's done, a message appears at the bottom of your app window telling you so.

    At the far right end of the ribbon, on the Home tab, you'll see the circular pink Pickit icon:

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Once Pickit is on your computer, you can find pictures with it as described here:

  1. On the Home tab of the Ribbon, in the Pickit section at the far right, select the Free Images button.

    The Pickit Free Images task panel opens on the right side of the application window.

  2. On the pink toolbar near the top, use the second tab, the Pickit market, to browse for images.

Pickit lets you browse images in several ways:

  • There's a search box (callout A in the picture) where you can type keywords such as flower, clipart, and business.

  • A set of featured collections (B) just below the Search box. The set includes a Clip Art Characters collection.

  • There are 25 collections (C) organized by Pickit.

  • There are numerous user collections (D) to browse.

  • There are 35 categories (E) of images (such animals and pets, cities and places, music and instruments, and transportation) you can choose from at the bottom of the task panel.

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Voice clips instead of clip art

Looking for information about adding an audio clip to a slide? See Add or delete audio in your PowerPoint presentation.

  1. On the Insert tab of the toolbar ribbon, in the Images section, select Clip Art.

    (In Outlook, when you're using the Reading pane, there isn't an Insert menu. Click Pop Out Add clip art to your file (21) and then you'll see the Insert menu and the Clip Art icon.)

    The Clip Art task panel appears on the right side of the application window.

  2. In the Search for box, type keywords that describe the art you're looking for.

  3. Under Results should be, select the types of media you want included in the search results:

    (Video) Adding ClipArt to a Word Document

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  4. Ensure that Include Bing content is selected if you're connected to the internet and want images from the web included in your search results. *

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    Turning on this option gives you more search results to choose from. (Otherwise, leave that box cleared, and you'll only receive search results from the pictures installed on your computer by Office 2010.)

  5. Select Go to start the search.

    The search results are shown in the task panel.

    • You can scroll vertically if the results don't all fit in the task pane.

    • To see a larger version of a thumbnail image in the result list, or to simply see the image if all that is shown is a small red x placeholder, right-click the thumbnail and select Preview/Properties.

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      While you're in the Preview/Properties window, you can browse through the images by selecting Previous and Next.

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  6. To insert a picture in your document, right-click the thumbnail image in the task panel, and select Insert.

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    Once the image is inserted, you can adjust its placement by selecting it and dragging with the mouse.

When you search for clip art and pictures online, you'll be directed to Bing. You're responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

* Bing Image Search filters are based on the highly respected Creative Commons license system. To better understand the licensing options, see Filter images by license type. You're responsible for respecting the rights of others' property, including copyright.

Which version of Office for Mac are you using? 
  • Which version of Office for Mac are you using?
  • Microsoft 365, Office 2021 or 2019
  • Office 2016

In Microsoft 365 for Mac, Office 2021 for Mac, and Office 2019 for Mac, beginning with version 16.19, you can go on the web to find clip art and other pictures.

STEP 1:
Select Insert > Pictures > Online Pictures

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STEP 2:
Type a word or phrase to describe what you're looking for, then press Enter.

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STEP 3:
Filter the results by Type for Clipart.

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STEP 4:
Select a picture.

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STEP 5:
Select Insert.

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That's it!

The image is inserted in your Office document.

(Video) Inserting, Sizing, and Moving Clip Art and Pictures in Word BC116a 2010 Wk3 Rd3

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The licensing filter (Creative Commons only or All) can help you choose images that are appropriate for the use you have in mind. (Read about Creative Commons licenses here.)

Sorry, clip art isn't supported in Office 2016 for Mac.

You can use Insert > Pictures to add pictures from your computer or from the Photo Browser.

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Microsoft 365 supports Online Pictures, Icons, and 3D objects, and it gets feature updates monthly:

Buy or try Microsoft 365

You can insert clip art from the web in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, or in OneNote.

Insert clip art in Word,PowerPoint, or Excel

  1. Select Insert > Pictures > Stock Images.

    Tabs across the topshow you the types of pictures you can select from:

    • Images: A large set of high-resolution photographs featuring many different subjects.

    • Cutout People: Photos of people in variousposes. The pictures have transparent backgrounds to help them fit easily into your document or to combine multiple pictures.

    • Stickers:Fun, animation-style drawings.

    • Icons (PowerPoint only): Small symbols covering numerous subjects. You can easily change color and resize them with no loss of image quality.

    • Illustrations (PowerPoint only): Many drawings, all in a similar style, covering numerous subjects.

    • Cartoon People (PowerPoint only): A large set of cartoon-style drawings. You can mix and match different parts, such as head/hairand facial expressions.

  2. Select a tab, then browse the images by scrolling, or enter a term in the search box to filter the set of images.

  3. Select an image or images, then choose Insert.

Insert clip art in OneNote

  1. Select Insert > Picture > From Online.

  2. In the Online Pictures dialog box, type words describing the kind of picture you want (such as roses), and then press Enter.

  3. Select the Filter button Add clip art to your file (34) and then select Clipart under the Type category.

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  4. Select the image you want to insert, then click the Insert button.

    (You can only insert one picture at a time.)

The licensing filter (Creative Commons only or All) can help you choose images that are appropriate for the use you have in mind. (Read about Creative Commons licenses here.)

See Also

Insert images, icons, and more in Microsoft 365

Make or find pictures in Office

Add a drawing to a Word document

Icons: A new kind of clip art

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FAQs

How do you insert a picture and clipart in Word? ›

Insert an Image With Microsoft 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, or Word 2013
  1. Select Insert > Online Pictures.
  2. Go to the search bar and type a word or phrase. Or, select a category.
  3. Select Filter, go to the Type section, then choose Clipart.
  4. Choose a picture, then select Insert to place the clipart image in your document.
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How do you do clip art? ›

How to add a clip art image to a Microsoft® Word document - YouTube

What is clip art short answer? ›

Clip art (also clipart, clip-art) is a type of graphic art. Pieces are pre-made images used to illustrate any medium. Today, clip art is used extensively and comes in many forms, both electronic and printed. However, most clip art today is created, distributed, and used in a digital form.

What is a ClipArt in Word? ›

Clip art refers to a graphic or a picture that you can insert in your document. It comes in different formats and styles. It is used to enhance the appearance of a document.

Where is clipart located in PowerPoint? ›

How to Insert Clip Art in PowerPoint
  1. Open the PowerPoint. Open the PowerPoint and go to “Insert” > “Online Pictures”.
  2. Select the Clip Art. A window pops up, and you can type a word or phrase that will describe the image you search for, then press the Enter key.
  3. Insert the Clip Art. You can filter the results by “Type”.

What is clipart in PowerPoint? ›

Clipart refers to images, most commonly stock illustrations, that a user can import and insert in a document created in a desktop publishing platform such as PowerPoint. PowerPoint 2010's user interface uses a basic search feature to browse for clipart and a drag-and-drop action for insertion in a slide.

How will you insert clipart and pictures in your presentation? ›

Open the slide you want to insert a picture on. On the Insert menu, point at Picture, and then select Picture From File. In the dialog box that opens, browse to the picture that you want to insert, select that picture, and then click Insert.

How do you create clipart in Word? ›

Insert clip art
  1. Select Insert > Pictures > Online Pictures.
  2. Type a word or phrase to describe what you're looking for, then press Enter.
  3. Filter the results by Type for Clipart.
  4. Select a picture.
  5. Select Insert.

What is the use of clip art in computer? ›

Clip art is a form of electronic graphic art that consists of simple illustrations as opposed to photographic images. Clip art is generally available in a large number of file formats, which are either bitmaps or vector graphics.

How do you make a word a link in Word? ›

Select the text or picture that you want to display as a hyperlink. Press Ctrl+K. You can also right-click the text or picture and click Link on the shortcut menu. In the Insert Hyperlink box, type or paste your link in the Address box.

How do you create a clipart in Powerpoint? ›

Create Your Own Clip Art Using POWERPOINT! - YouTube

What is clipart gallery? ›

Clip art is a collection of pictures or images that can be imported into a document or another program. The images may be either raster graphics or vector graphics. Clip art galleries many contain anywhere from a few images to hundreds of thousands of images.

How do I turn a picture into clipart? ›

  1. Step 1: Open Free Crop Tool. Open the photo that you would like to use as a clipart image in the photo editor. ...
  2. Step 2: Make Selection & Save. ...
  3. Step 3: Exit Editor. ...
  4. Step 4: Open My Clipart. ...
  5. Step 5: Apply Clipart. ...
  6. Step 6: Zoom In. ...
  7. Step 7: Erase Clipart. ...
  8. Step 8: Open Clipart Menu.
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How can you insert WordArt in a document? ›

Add WordArt

On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click WordArt, and then click the WordArt style that you want. Enter your text. You can add a fill or effect to a shape or text box as well as the text in the WordArt.

What is this word art? ›

WordArt is a gallery of text styles that you can add to your publications to create decorative effects, such as shadowed or mirrored (reflected) text. You can use WordArt to add special text effects to your document.

What is clipart gallery? ›

Clip art is a collection of pictures or images that can be imported into a document or another program. The images may be either raster graphics or vector graphics. Clip art galleries many contain anywhere from a few images to hundreds of thousands of images.

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