Office 2010 Icons Gallery – Icons for your Ribbon

When you create your own ribbons in one of the Office applications such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint you will probably want those nice looking icons in your own ribbon as well. Isn’t there some kind of list available where one can find these icons? Of course there is. and you can find it here

How it works

Once you have downloaded the file, it is actually a Microsoft Word file, open it in Word. You will see this line in the document:

This line states that the actual overview of the icons can be found under the tab File in Word. Be patient though it might take a second or so to load the pictures… When done you will see the following situation:

 On the bottom of the Backstage you will find to menu options imageMSO 0 and imageMSO 1. Klik one of the options to see the icons on the right side of the screen.

Now what you need to do to implement the icons into your ribbon is to look for the description under the icon. This is the description you should typ in your .xml code attached to your document. When you open your doccument you will see that icon appear in your ribbon. How cool is that! All you have to do is pick the one you like and typ its description.

Let me show you a small section of the xml to show you what i am talking about. Look at the image below. Just after imageMso you typ the title of the description you have found in your word document. Now let’s see if you get it. How will your ribbon look after you have used this piece of xml as seen below?

Happy iconing 🙂 and let me know if it worked!

4 thoughts on “Office 2010 Icons Gallery – Icons for your Ribbon

  1. Kurt Farrar

    Do you know of any easier ways to navigate the icons? I know there must be an icon of a building/office but scrolling through that list is far from user friendly, and it’s not under the names I would have put it under.

    1. Maurice Post author

      Hi Kurt,
      Thank you for replying to this post. I understand the scrolling issue in the word document. There is an alternative which you can use. If you go here:
      you can download this database. If you open it and look at the third tab in the ribbon you will see about 9 icon galleries which will show all the icons at once. Simply hover the mouse over the icon you want and you will see the required name for that icon. Hope this will help you better. I’ll write a blogpost on this one as well.


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