mio

Our add-in suite will make MS Office easy, efficient and brand compliant.

slides

Our add-in for MS PowerPoint with a slide library, corporate design check and productivity tools

charts

Our add-in for MS PowerPoint to create professional charts like waterfall and gantt charts in no time

docs

Our add-in for MS Word to create consistent documents with all legal information up-to-date

mails

Our add-in for MS Outlook to manage email signatures for enterprises

sheets

Our add-in for MS Excel to create highly professional Excel spreadsheets in no time

People

Learn more about our clients and their success stories

Blog

Get practical office tips, inspirational stories, and exclusive market assessments of the MS Office world

E-Books

Find MS Office related guides, e-books, whitepapers, videos, infografics and more 

Best_Practice_Series

Our empower® Best Practice Series shows empower use cases in short 15min videos

Powerpoint_Study

Download our global PowerPoint Study conducted by GfK and learn howPowerPoint is used in corporations

Support

Our support is always there for you. You can also reach out to our Help Center. 

Company

Learn about our values and why we get out of bed every morning

Microsoft_Partnership

Find out more about our very unique relationship with Microsoft

Press

An overview of the press releases about empower

Contact

Contact us at any time if you have any questions or feedback

Career

Find out now about the most important reasons for a career with us! Apply now!

Cliparts in PowerPoint: Outdated or up to date again?

Til Streitbörger
October 31, 2019

How about cliparts in your next PowerPoint presentation as a varied way to spice up your presentation. Some might think that cliparts are outdated - but that's not the case. Cliparts are still up to date today, very popular and can contribute to an expressive design of your presentation. In this article we show you how you can use cliparts in your next presentation.

 

A definition:

Cliparts experienced their climax in the 90s, which is also the reason for the often dusty association of illustrations. Cliparts are often created in comic or cartoon style. Originally, cliparts were images that were cut out of print works and then reused for another project. This process was digitized with the help of computers. Today the term is equated with any illustration, but not with stock photography.

clipart from the 90s clipart from the 90s

 

modern clipart modern clipart

 

stock photography stock photography

 

 

Image instead of text - 2020 a clear trend

Modern presentations increasingly dispense with text content. These are replaced by image content. Reason for it: Studies prove again and again that pictures can provide up to 80% more attention. With the help of cliparts a lot of text can be saved, because they make clear with only one view, around which it concerns. Thus it is possible that the attention of your public is not lost also with the switching of connections and numbers.

Find out here what you should not miss in PowerPoint in 2020.

 

Cliparts can be found here:

Nowadays there are many sources for illustrations. Illustrations can be found at commercial providers such as Shutterstock, Adobe Stock (then Fotolia), etc. They offer a wide range of illustrations with license agreements. But there are also many pages with free illustrations. A nice example of a site with modern cliparts is undraw.co. This site provides free cliparts that can be searched thematically and adapted to your own primary color.

clip art up to dateclip art modern

 

Clip Arts in PowerPoint - no longer available internally since Office 2013

All PowerPoint versions from 2013 offer three possibilities to integrate cliparts into presentations. Since Office 2013, cliparts are no longer stored in an internal library in PowerPoint, but can only be integrated into PowerPoint in three ways:

1. via Bing-Online-Search

2. Icons in PowerPoint

3. with a PowerPoint Add-in like empower®slides

 

1st possibility: Bing search (only possible with Internet access):

1. select in the ribbon under "Insert", "Online Pictures".

online pictures powerpoint

2. click in the search field and enter a search term.

3. confirm with Enter.

4. To limit the search to clip art, click on the filter icon and select "Type", "Clip Art".

clipart powerpoint

5. If the presentation is to be published, select "Creative Commons only" next to the filter icon.

6. Select one of the displayed cliparts and paste it using the "Insert" button.

 

2nd option: Icons

PowerPoint offers the possibility to integrate icons into your presentations. These offer the possibility to visualize presentations as well as cliparts. However, this option can only be used by Office 365 users.

The vector graphics can be found under "Insert" and "Icons".

insert icon in powerpoint

A PowerPoint internal library opens, from which you can select and filter various icons.

icon library powerpoint

Choose an icon and integrate it in your presentation with "Insert".

 

3rd option: empower® slides

The PowerPoint Add-In integrates itself into PowerPoint via its own ribbon.

You have direct access to the company-wide template library in the ribbon.

Any authorized user can access the template library at any time. You have the possibility to store symbols & graphics as well as cliparts directly in PowerPoint, without constantly having to search online for new graphics. These are in accordance with the corporate design of your company and have the necessary image rights.

We will be happy to show you all the advantages of the empower® library in a personal demo or you can test empower® slides yourself free of charge.

More information and the free trial version of empower® slides can be found here.

PowerPoint Expert Hacks

You May Also Like

These Stories on Editor's Pick

Subscribe by Email