Getting Started

To use the Microsoft Office Icons (ImageMSO) Gallery, launch Excel then open the ImageMso.Gallery.xll file from Windows. This will register the Add-In in a new or existing Microsoft Excel session and open the ImageMSO Gallery dialog box. A Microsoft Excel Security Notice warning that There is no digital signature available might appear. Click Enable this add-in for this session only to continue.

Microsoft Excel 2010 Security Notice
Microsoft Excel 2013 Security Notice

Once the Add-In is registered with a Microsoft Excel session, the ImageMSO Gallery can subsequently be opened in the same session through the ribbon on the Insert tab > Icons group > ImageMSO Gallery button.

Windows 8 Users

The Microsoft Office Icons (ImageMSO) Gallery requires the .NET Framework 2.0 which is not always enabled on Windows 8 but can be enabled through the Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off > check .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)

Windows 8 enable .NET Framework 3.5

Menu Actions

Right clicking or pressing the Alt-key in the ImageMSO Gallery dialog box will bring up the context menu.

Microsoft Excel 2010 ImageMSO Gallery Menu
Microsoft Excel 2013 ImageMSO Gallery Menu

The actions performed by each of the menu items are described as follows:

View
Large icons – Display the gallery with 32 x 32 pixel icons.
Small icons – Display the gallery with 16 x 16 pixel icons.

Filter
Filter names using keywords separated by spaces and keyword groups separated by commas entered in the text box. The filter matches names that contain all of the keywords of any keyword group. For example, filtering by “x, y z” will yield names that contain “x” or names that contain “y” and contain “z”. The filter is not case-sensitive.

Clear – Clears the filter and restores the view to show all icons.

Dimensions
Set the image size for Copy, Drag & Drop and Save actions. A preset size can be checked or a custom size between 16 x 16 pixels and 128 x 128 pixels can be entered in the combo box.

Copy as Image
Copy the highlighted and selected icon to the clipboard in the size chosen in the dimensions menu. The image is copied to the clipboard in Portable Network Graphic (PNG) format preserving the alpha channel transparency.

Copy as Text
Copy all selected icon names to the clipboard. Names are separated into new lines.

Select all
Select all icons in the current filtered or unfiltered view.

Export as Multi-Size
Export – Export each of the selected icons in all of the checked sizes to a single Windows Icon Image (ICO) file in the location to be specified in the folder browser dialog box. 16 x 16 pixel and 32 x 32 pixel sizes are checked by default.

Save as Image
Save – Save each of the selected icons in each of the checked formats in the location to be specified by the folder browser dialog box. Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is checked by default. Available image formats include:
  • Bitmap (BMP)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
  • Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
  • Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
  • Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
  • Windows Icon Image (ICO)
Opaque Background Color – Choose the background color for saving to image formats that don’t support alpha channel transparency.

Help
Open a web browser window to this page.

About
Open the About dialog box which shows the Product, Version, Copyright and Description.
The current Assembly Version is 1.2.5099.21601.

Microsoft Excel 2010 About ImageMSO Gallery

Last edited Dec 18, 2013 at 3:36 AM by AltonXL, version 14