How to Make a Star in Microsoft Word

When Microsoft pulled the plug on the Clip Art feature it used to make available in Microsoft Word, it took away a healthy collection of star images. However, there are still multiple ways to insert the image of a star in your Microsoft Word document. One option is to use the star symbol that Microsoft makes available with the Wingdings 2 font. Another option is to copy a star image you find on the Internet and paste it into your document, or to take a star image that you have saved on your computer and insert it.

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You can use images of stars you find online in your Microsoft Word doc.
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Symbols

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Click "Insert" on the Ribbon toolbar.

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Click the drop-down arrow beneath "Symbols" on the far-right side of the toolbar and then click "More Symbols" to open the Symbol dialog box.

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Select the "Symbols" tab.

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Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Font and then choose "Wingdings 2."

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Enter either "243," "244" or "249" in the Character Code field and then press "Enter" to view those symbols.

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Click "Insert" after selecting the star symbol you want to use to insert it into your Microsoft Word document.

Online Image

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Navigate to the website with the image of a star that you want to use in your Word document.

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Right-click the image of the star to open a context menu.

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Click "Copy" in the context menu.

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Open your Microsoft Word document and navigate to the location where you want to insert the image. Right-click in that location to open a context menu and then click "Paste" to insert the image of the star into your document.

Image Saved to Computer

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Place the cursor at the location in your Microsoft Word document where you want to insert the image of a star.

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Click "Insert" and then click "Pictures."

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Navigate to the location on your computer where the image of the star is saved.

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Select the image of the star you want to insert into your document, click "Insert" and then click "Link to Document" to insert the image.