Creating Custom Icons

Brett points out that Excel has a rudimentary icon editor. Right click on a toolbar button and choose Customize to enter Customize Mode. Then right click on the button again and choose Edit Button Image…


You get a 16 x 16 grid in which you can create your own icon. Here’s one that I created for my dictionary add-in. It’s supposed to be a book with the world behind it.


If you use this method to create your own icons, take a look at how some of the built-in icons look in this editor. It will give you some ideas on how to create yours.

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5 thoughts on “Creating Custom Icons

  1. Matt: None taken. It’s supposed to be a book (i.e. dictionary) with the world (i.e. world wide web) behind it.

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