365 with added Stock!

stock picture of a balloon

Stock imagery is useful, but can be expensive.

Luckily, if you have a subscription to Office 365 (now called simply Microsoft 365), you can get your hands on some nice stock imagery directly inside Word, Excel, PowerPoint and even new messages in Outlook

In fact, they’ve gone one stage further and also added People Cutouts – which are very useful professionally posed people images with isolated backgrounds – i.e. they are transparent and will go over the top of whatever you have in your document…

In addition, Microsoft have changed the existing Icons feature. They are now part of this Stock Images window…

The new-look Icons window

…although you can still get to them via the command Insert – Icons.

The other new addition is one for younger viewers – Stickers!

Stickers window in Microsoft 365

How do you insert Stock Images?

It’s pretty straightforward. In Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, all you need to do is select the command Insert – Pictures – Stock Images

Then you get this…

Stock Images dialog box
…and you can just select an image (or series of images) either by use of the categories or by typing in a keyword search.
The video below gives you an idea of how all this works…

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