How to Make a Star in Microsoft Word

By Tyson Cliffton

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.

Symbols

Step 1

Click "Insert" on the Ribbon toolbar.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Select the "Symbols" tab.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Online Image

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Click "Copy" in the context menu.

Step 4

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

Step 1

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

Step 2

Click "Insert" and then click "Pictures."

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.

Tips & Warnings

  • Information in this article applies to Microsoft Word 2013. Procedures may vary with other versions or products.