Very few clip art items are available in the results box of the Clip Art task pane in Office XP, in Office 2003, and in the 2007 Office system

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You try to insert clip art into a file. Alternatively, you search for clip art in one of the programs in Microsoft Office 2003, in Office XP, or in the 2007 Office system. However, very few clip art items are available in the results box of the Clip Art task pane.

CAUSE

The distribution of clip art has changed in Office 2003, in Office XP, and in the 2007 Office system. In Office 2003, in Office XP, and in the 2007 Office system, clip art is available on the Microsoft Office Online Web site.

In earlier versions of Office, clip art is available on a CD. You will not see the clip art that is available on the Office Online Web site if the following conditions are true:
  • Your computer is not connected to the Internet.
  • Your computer is connected to the Internet, but the Web Collections check box in the Clip Art task pane is not selected.

RESOLUTION

To access the complete collection of clip art for Office 2003, for Office XP, and for the 2007 Office system, you must enable your Office program to search the Office Online Web site.

To search for clip art, follow the steps in the "Search for clip art on the Microsoft Office Online Web site" section. If you want to store clip art locally, follow the steps in the "Store clip art locally" section.

Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

Search for clip art on the Microsoft Office Online Web site

Office XP and Office 2003

  1. Make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, and then click the program in which you want to use clip art. For example, click Microsoft Office Word 2003.
  3. On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click Clip Art.
  4. In the Clip Art task pane that is displayed on the right, use one of the following procedures:
    • In the Search in list, click to select the Everywhere check box.
    • In the Search in list, click Web Collections. If you want to search all the sub-categories under Web Collections, click to select the Web Collections check box two times.

      Note If you click to select the Web Collections check box one time, you will see a single check box with a check mark. If you click to select the Web Collections check box again, you will see overlapping outlines of multiple check boxes behind the first check box. This indicates that all subcategories under Web Collections are selected.
  5. In the Results should be list, click to select the Clip Art check box.
  6. In the Search for box, type the topic for which you want to search, and then click Go. For example, type business.

The 2007 Office system

  1. Make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, and then click the program in which you want to use clip art. For example, click Microsoft Office Word 2007.
  3. On the Insert tab, click Clip Art.
  4. In the Clip Art task pane that is displayed on the right, use one of the following procedures:
    • In the Search in list, click to select the Everywhere check box.
    • In the Search in list, click Web Collections. If you want to search all the sub-categories under Web Collections, click to select the Web Collections check box two times.

      Note If you click to select the Web Collections check box one time, you will see a single check box with a check mark. If you click to select the Web Collections check box again, you will see overlapping outlines of multiple check boxes behind the first check box. This indicates that all subcategories under Web Collections are selected.
  5. In the Results should be list, click to select the Clip Art check box.
  6. In the Search for box, type the topic for which you want to search, and then click Go. For example, type business.

Store clip art locally

You can make the clip art that you find on the Office Online Web site available to you locally. For example, to store a clip art item in your Favorites folder in My Collections, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the clip art item that you want to store, and then click Make Available Offline.

    The shortcut menu is context-sensitive. The shortcut menu displays the Make available Offline command for items that are stored on the Web.
  2. Click Favorites, and then click OK. Wait for the Copying clips to Favorites progress bar to be completed.

REFERENCES

For more information about clip art, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx

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Article ID: 895089 - Last Review: March 12, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2007
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
  • Microsoft Publisher 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2002
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