Openclipart for microsoft-office

Many people use Microsoft Office. We want to help make Openclipart easier to use for you.

Already you may visit a clipart detail page and save the clipart as a PNG file. Then you can import that file into Microsoft Office. And if you send us an email about how you use clipart in Microsoft Office we will do our best to improve our support for you.

SVG Import

At present, there is not a simple way to import SVG files into Microsoft Office suite of applications. However, Microsoft supports at least two similar file formats, Windows Metafile Format (WMF) and EPS.

There are many ways to convert SVG files to files compatible with Microsoft Office. Below is one free way to convert to a vector format compatible with Microsoft Office.

  • Download and install Inkscape
  • Download an SVG file from Openclipart.
  • Open the SVG with Inkscape.
  • Select "Save As" from the file menu.
  • From the file format options in the lower right of the save dialog, select "Enhanced Metafile (*.emf)" or "Encapsulated Postscript (*.eps)" and save in that format.
  • In Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, etc), select "picture" from the "Insert" menu, and select the "from file" sub-option.
  • Select the .emf or .eps file you just created with Inkscape.
  • Your drawing will be placed in your document.

upload2openclipart (vectorization)

We have a service so that you may send a bitmap (JPEG or PNG) to upload@openclipart.org and the resulting file will be converted to a two-dimensional vector graphic. This is normally called vectorization.

Also, if you have an SVG file, you may send it as well to upload@openclipart.org and it will be uploaded to Openclipart. Are you interested in more file formats like PDF or EPS that maybe converted or saved to Openclipart?

upload2openclipart is simple by default, but there are more controls if you interested in details.

Bitmap (PNG) Import

Standard on Openclipart is that each clipart detail page has a way to generate PNG graphics. You may save this file and import into Microsoft Office. You might need to right-click on the PNG icon on Openclipart, and "Save Target As" to save the PNG to your disk, but overall the process should work.

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