How to insert icons in PowerPoint beautifully

Your slides will be more vivid, increasing the viewer’s visualization ability if you insert icons in PowerPoint. Using icons to represent the main ideas is most appropriate. This article, Lucid Gen will guide you to insert icons into slides with a vibrant icon store. Let’s go!

Insert default icons in PowerPoint

By default, PowerPoint on Mac and Windows already has a set of icons for us to use. PowerPoint’s icon library is also quite rich on many topics. This method is rapid, and you should use it if you don’t have much time.

Step 1: Click Insert on the PowerPoint menu and then on Icon in the tools section below. The icon panel will appear on the right. You click the icon to select and then click the Insert button below to insert the selected icon into PowerPoint.

How to insert default icons in PowerPoint
How to insert default icons in PowerPoint

Step 2: Click the icon on the slide, then click Graphics Format and then go to Graphics Fill to color the icons.

How to insert icons in PowerPoint - Change the color of the icon just inserted into PowerPoint
Change the color of the icon just inserted into PowerPoint

Insert icons in PowerPoint from another source

Of course, although Microsoft has prepared a stock of icons for you, it is not certain that you will like them. So Lucid Gen will guide you on how to insert icons through free online icon libraries on the internet.

  • Insert Type: Insert with SVG image.
  • Icon source : 3 popular sources are Font Awesome, Flat Icon and Material I will guide. Other online resources you can do it yourself.
  • Change the size and color: After inserting SVG icons into PowerPoint, they will turn into shapes, so you can scale and change the colors of the icons easily, PowerPoint files sent to others remain correct. Format.

Download icons from Flat Icon

Flat Icon is a place to provide unique icon sets from many contributors. Some icon sets have to be purchased because they are so unique; the rest are free and still beautiful.

Disclosure: Flaticon is the source I find the best.

Step 1: Go to flaticon.com and search for icons using keywords. Then you click on the info icon and select Download SVG.

How to insert icons in PowerPoint - Select icon from Flat Icon to insert into PowerPoint
Select icon from Flat Icon to insert into PowerPoint

Step 2: A window appears; click the Free Download button to download the icon.

How to insert icons in PowerPoint - Click the Free Download button to download
Click the Free Download button to download

Download icons from Font Awesome

Font Awesome is actually a set of fonts and is commonly used in website design. Right on the Lucid Gen website, you also see a few places where the main icon is of Font Awesome. From version 5 onwards, I think they fixed the icon to look a lot better.

Step 1: Go to the fontawesome.com/icons page and search for icons with keywords.
For example, if I want to find a heart-shaped icon, I can think of love and heart.
If your keyword is not found, scroll slowly to find it. Another tip is that you go to Google to search for “Font Awesome + Keywords” and you will also find it.

How to insert icons in PowerPoint - Choose an icon from Font Awesome to insert it into PowerPoint
Choose an icon from Font Awesome to insert it into PowerPoint

Step 2: After selecting an icon, click the download icon to download the SVG file.

How to insert icons in PowerPoint - Click the download icon
Click the download icon

Step 3: When the window appears, click Agree & Download the SVG to download the icon.

How to insert icons in PowerPoint - Click the Agree & Download the SVG button to download
Click the Agree & Download the SVG button to download

Download Icons from Marttial

This Material set is the icons used for stock Android phones. Those of you who use Android or play with the root line to install the original Android will know. Or the Google Pixel phones are using stock Android.

You go to the material.io page then scroll to find the icon you like (this page does not have an icon search feature). You click the icon and then click the SVG button below to download the icon.

How to insert icons in PowerPoint - Select icon from Material to insert in PowerPoint
Select icon from Material to insert in PowerPoint

Insert icons in PowerPoint

Step 1: In PowerPoint, go to the Insert section on the menu and then click Pictures in the tools section below. Select Picture from File to insert the downloaded icons into PowerPoint.

Insert icons in PowerPoint with SVG images
Insert icons in PowerPoint with SVG images

Step 2: Click on the icon just inserted to scale the size like normal shape blocks. Then you go to the Shape Format (Graphics Format) section to color the icon.

How to insert icons in PowerPoint - Scale the size and change the color of the icon
Scale the size and change the color of the icon

What to do if the colored icon is square?

Marterial and some other online icon sources can be like that. But if you already like that icon too much, then we have to try to get to the end.

Step 1: You select that icon and click Graphics Format on the menu, then select Convert to Shape in the tools section.

How to insert icons in PowerPoint - Convert the inserted icon to Shape
Convert the inserted icon to Shape

Step 2: You color the icon that has just changed to Shape, then you will see that it will be filled into a square block. You click on the edge of the square and drag it out to see your icon behind, now you delete that square, and you’re done.

How to insert icons in PowerPoint - Change the color and then drag the square to delete
Change the color and then drag the square to delete

Epilogue

With the 2 ways to insert icons in PowerPoint above, you can make the slides more attractive. Just pay attention to the color and size between the icon – title – text. Do you enjoy PowerPoint tutorials like these? Please leave a comment below to let me know.

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Hieu Tran ngoc Minh

Hieu Tran ngoc Minh

I am currently working as a Data Analyst; before that, I worked in Digital Marketing. Blogging is a joy, helping me share my knowledge and experiences from life and work. You can donate to me here.

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