The Noun Project is a popular project that gives users access to hundreds of icons for free. Members of the project can contribute their own icons, and use icons by other designers. If you ever need a nice, neat icon for a document, the Noun Project is the first place to look. It will likely be the only place you need to look. Icons and little pictures in general aren’t just used by app developers. They’re also included in documents for both business and personal use. MS Word and PowerPoint are two of the most widely used apps when it comes to documentation or making presentations. Imagine the Noun Project and MS Office together. You can now get the Noun Project add-in for MS Word and PowerPoint.
Install The Noun Project Add-in For MS Word And PowerPoint
The Noun Project add-in for MS Word and PowerPoint is available for MS Office 2013 and above. Visit the link at the end of this article and click the ‘Add’ button.
On the following screen, select which app, MS Word or MS PowerPoint you want to install the Noun Project add-in for.
This will open a new document or presentation. Once the document/presentation opens, click ‘Enable editing’ and then you can close it. The add-in has been installed.
Using The Noun Project Add-In In MS Word & PowerPoint
Open either MS Word or PowerPoint. Go to the Insert tab and you will see an Icons button at the very end. Click it to open the Noun Project panel. Sign in with your account.
You can search for icons, select the size you need, and insert them in your document or presentation from the panel.
If you want to download and insert colored icons, you’re going to have to upgrade your account to a premium account. The add-in is not available for MS Excel, or any other MS Office app other than the two mentioned above however, that doesn’t mean you can’t use these icons in those apps.
You can always download an icon via your browser but you can also download it in MS Word or PowerPoint and simply copy and paste it to another app. In fact, you can copy and paste icons from a document or presentation to just about any other app you like including Photoshop and Paint. This beats using different fonts or digging through symbols in MS Office to find a simple envelope or phone icon for your resume. It’s also a great resource for creating a good looking, professional document or presentation.