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.
Click "Insert" on the Ribbon toolbar.
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.
Select the "Symbols" tab.
Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Font and then choose "Wingdings 2."
Enter either "243," "244" or "249" in the Character Code field and then press "Enter" to view those symbols.
Click "Insert" after selecting the star symbol you want to use to insert it into your Microsoft Word document.
Navigate to the website with the image of a star that you want to use in your Word document.
Right-click the image of the star to open a context menu.
Click "Copy" in the context menu.
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
Place the cursor at the location in your Microsoft Word document where you want to insert the image of a star.
Click "Insert" and then click "Pictures."
Navigate to the location on your computer where the image of the star is saved.
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.