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    office icons (2002)

    I'd like to insert the MS Office filter icon into one of my html pages. I know that in MS Access, when you add a command button to a form and use the wizard, you can select a Microsoft icon to use as the button's image. Where are those icons located? I can't find the anywhere on my computer, but they must be there - no?

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    Re: office icons (2002)

    You could use screen capture and then create your own graphics file (e.g., in Paint, paste, drag up and to the left as desired, then drag the right and bottom handles, then save as GIF or PNG). This might be faster than searching around in a bunch of binary files. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: office icons (2002)

    Thanks for the idea. I was hoping that someone could point me to the actual picture files, because I know they're on my computer somewhere. However, as long as I don't have that info, I guess i'll have to do it the hard way <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: office icons (2002)

    Icons typically are stored inside other files rather than individually. There was some software discussed on the Software Finds and Wants or Pix Place boards that allowed you to scan your hard drives for icons embedded in other programs and extract/change them. But you will need to convert them to GIF/PNG/JPG for web usage anyway, so I'm not sure it's worth the trouble. Actually, if you cruise around the product pages at Microsoft.com you might find all the icons you could ever want. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: office icons (2002)

    Thanks - I didn't realize that icons aren't stored individually. I actually downloaded (at my peril) some icon-finding software but it didn't find any of the normal MS icons when it searched my C drive (e.g. the copy icon, the paste icon). I ended up taking a screen capture and cropping it as you suggested. It worked!

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    Re: office icons (2002)

    If you want to copy any of the Office toolbar icons:

    Right_click on the toolbar > Customize...
    Right_click on the button you want to copy and select "Copy Button Image"

    This can then be pasted directly into FP, Word, Paint, etc.

    (Pretty grotty image, though.)
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    Re: office icons (2002)

    Thanks, Leif. I had tried this, but as you said, the image was lousy. I got a better one when I took a screen capture and cropped it.

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    Re: office icons (2002)

    Sorry for the late response, but find Axialis AX-Icon 4.5.

    If you can't find it, email me off-lounge, and I'll send you the shareware installation.

    It is a WONDERFUL tool for icons. For office icons, you just open the office .exe of your choice, and it will display all of the icons within. Then, if you want to save it as an ICON file, go ahead. I personally just copy and paste the image (from the editable Icon view in Axialis), into Paint, and save it as a jpg. Pretty easy to do. One important thing to note, icons are usually stored with multiple 'resolutions'. Using the copy and paste method from the highest resolution makes for the best .jpgs.

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    Re: office icons (2002)

    Thanks Drew! This Axialis software really does the job. Now just have to find where the general office icons e.g. the copy icon, is stored.

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    Re: office icons (2002)

    The general Office icons would be in the office .exe's. Which should be in C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice (such as msaccess.exe). However, the general office icons are going to be specific to that application (like for Access, it has the table, form, and report icons).

    Honestly don't know where the copy/paste icons are, but if you go to View, Toolbars, Customize, then right click on the icon you want, and select Edit Image, it will give you the icon in Axialis format (you can copy and paste the image yourself).

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