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    inserting icons into docs (2002 - XP)

    Hello,

    I am having a terrible time locating Icons that I can insert into a users manual. I would like to be able to insert a picture of the Open file icon, print icon, etc. Can anyone tell me where in Windows I can find this or, is there a web site that the can be downloaded as clip art?

    I have needed this from time to time for years and haven't ever found them, I have always given up and launched into a two sentence explanation of where the icon is on the screen.

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    Bret

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    Re: inserting icons into docs (2002 - XP)

    One way, perhaps not the easiest, is to do them yourself by making a screen capture of the toolbar (Print Screen button), pasting it into the Windows Paint program, and then copy/pasting the individual parts you need into new .BMP files. I don't think these could be accessed through Clip Art, but you could use Insert|Picture|From File... to add them to your document.

    You also can copy the actual icon from a toolbar button in Word by choosing Tools|Customize..., right-clicking the button, choosing Copy Button Image, clicking close in the Customize dialog, and then pasting into your document. This doesn't capture the outlines of the button, which might or might not be better for your purposes.

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    Re: inserting icons into docs (2002 - XP)

    Most icons of this type are embedded within the program EXE or a DLL.

    What I have done, is take a screen shot, and the edit out (crop) all that I do NOT want and make my own image for this type of use.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: inserting icons into docs (2002 - XP)

    Thanks jscher and Dave, this will get me what I need.

    Bret

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    Re: inserting icons into docs (2002 - XP)

    Hi Bret:
    Charles Kenyon has a template containing all the buttons that exist in Word. You can get it by going to http://www.addbalance.com/word/download/ & scrolling about 2/3rds of the way down the page to Buttons Listing.
    Cheers,

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    Re: inserting icons into docs (2002 - XP)

    Jefferson,

    I don't know about Office XP, but aren't the icons available thru various "schemes" that people have done that print them all out?

    I just did an Excel macro for a co-worker that involved creating a toolbar with 2 buttons. I went into my saved tips from the lounge (don't recall if it was Word or Excel; probably not any others), found a few postings that showed how to display the icons with their faceids and even ran a few. Unfortunately, this was at work and I don't have access to that saved email from here at home.

    Of course this may be overkill and may come down to no more than what has already been suggested.

    Fred

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    Re: inserting icons into docs (2002 - XP)

    Fred, I bet you're right. I tend to remember the things I've struggled through myself, rather than the tips I read. I must just be a glutton for punishment. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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