How to Add New Clip Art to Microsoft Clip Organizer

By Irene A. Blake

Microsoft Clip Organizer is, as its name suggests, a tool that provides you with a central location to organize clips. This tool makes it possible for you to place clip art in folder collections -- My Collections, Office Collections, Web Collections and collections you create from scratch. You can quickly add new clip art from devices such as your computer, an external hard drive, a scanner or camera, Office programs and the Web as well as move clip art from one collection to another.

Things You'll Need

  • MS Office software

Device-Based Clip Art

Step 1

Click "Start" and go to "Programs" or "All Programs," "Microsoft Office," "Microsoft Office Tools" or "Microsoft Office (Year) Tools" and then "Microsoft Clip Organizer" to open the Microsoft Clip Organizer.

Step 2

Go to "File" at the top of the Microsoft Clip Organizer window. Go to "Add Clips to Organizer" on the File drop-down menu and then select "On My Own..." to open the "Favorites --- Add Clips to Organizer" window; or "From Scanner or Camera..." to open the "Insert Picture from Scanner or Camera" window to select a location from which to pull new clip art.

Step 3

Add clip art to the Clip Organizer. If you're selecting the art from a file folder on your computer or an external hard drive, select a file from the options and then click the "Add" button. If you're selecting art from a scanner or camera, select the device type from the "Device" drop-down menu, select a resolution -- Web or print quality -- and then click the "Insert" button.

Office Program Art

Step 1

Open the Clip Organizer on your computer by clicking "Start" and then going to "Programs" or "All Programs," "Microsoft Office," "Microsoft Office Tools" or "Microsoft Office (Year) Tools" and then "Microsoft Clip Organizer."

Step 2

Select "Collection List" on the toolbar and then select "Office Collections" to show all available Office clip art categories.

Step 3

Click any of the clip art categories to reveal the available art. Click and drag an image from the preview pane to one of your "My Collection" folders and then release the mouse or trackpad key or your fingertip to drop the image into the folder.

Microsoft Office Online Clip Art

Step 1

Open the Microsoft Clip Organizer on your computer.

Step 2

Go to "Tools" at the top of the Clip Organizer window and select "Clips online" from the drop-down menu; or click the "Clips Online" button on the toolbar.

Step 3

Look through the available images and then click a clip art image that you want to add to the Clip Organizer. Click the "Copy" button to copy the image. Select a collections folder in Clip Organizer and click "Paste" on the "Edit" drop-down menu, or click "Ctrl" + "V," to save the image.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want to add a clip art file to a specific collection folder in the Clip Organizer in Section 1, Step 3, select the folder before adding the file. You can also locate the file, click the "Add to..." button to open the Import to Collection window, select a folder from the options, click the "OK" button and then click the "Add" button.
  • The instructions in this article apply to Office 2007 and 2010.
  • You must have a scanner or camera connected to your computer to use the "From Scanner or Camera..." option.