Step 1 - What is the Clip Art Task Pane ?

Choosing the right collections to search in can make the search results faster.


 Search for - When you search using multiple keywords, only clipart that has all the necessary keywords will be displayed.

 Search in - There are three main collections: My Collections, Office Collections and Web Collections.

 Results should be - The default is to search all media file types which includes Clip Art, Photographs, Movies and Sound.

 Organise clips - Displays the Microsoft Clip Organiser application.

 Clip art on Office Online - Allows you to view and download clip art from the Office Online web site.

 Tips for finding clips -


Each type of media has a checkbox associated with it so you can deselect or select the relevant collections.
Within each group you can expand the selection to specify the exact file extensions.

Step 2 - Inserting Clip Art

Click the clip art you want to use the drop-down arrow and select Insert.


 Insert -

 Copy -

 Copy to Collection - Allows you to save the clip art locally so it can be accessed again when you are offline.

 Edit Keywords -

 Find Similar Style -

 Preview/Properties -


Step 3 - Tips for finding clips

This can reduce the number of clips returned significantly. You can use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard character to represent any number of characters.
A lot of the clipart provided by PowerPoint is divided into styles.

Step 4 - Things to Remember

  • You cannot add any files to the Office Collection or Web Collection folders.

  • It is possible for the same clip to appear in more than one collection.

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