Mac Icons For Microsoft Office


Therefore I re-installed my Microsoft Office For Mac 2011 again on my Mac. By starting the office programs I get pop-ups about re-building my database. That problem is already solved by using Database Utility. The problem what remains is that my Microsoft Office icons/thumbnails in the documents are missing. I just installed Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 1 device, windows 10 PC/Mac on my new iMac. I want to put the new icons for Word, Excel etc on my desktop. The old icons and the old Word, Excel, and Power Point are still there. When I open them they still show the old system.


I came across a really bizarre issue on my Mac regarding the toolbar icons in Word (and Excel). For example, the save button now contained an icon of scissors and the up arrow on the scroll bar was now the spell check icon. Needless to say, this mix-up is less than convenient.

Mac Icons For Microsoft Office

I did a bit of research online and found several threads talking about the issue:

You can read about each proposed solution in detail by visiting the respective link above, however what did the trick for me was the following one:

How Frog Created the Mac Icons for Microsoft Office 2011 A product-design firm is an odd choice for such a high-profile graphics job. But Microsoft wanted the firm’s exhaustive research process. Download over 199 icons of microsoft office in SVG, PSD, PNG, EPS format or as webfonts. Flaticon, the largest database of free vector icons. Microsoft Office Icon. Artist: Hopstarter (Available for custom work) Iconset: Mac Folders Icons (50 icons) License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivate 4.0.

Mac Icons For Microsoft Office 365 Login

  • Ensure all Microsoft products are quit, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Communicator, etc.
  • Launch Terminal: Applications > Utilities >
  • Type in cd /Library and press ENTER.
  • Type in sudo mv Automator Automator_Old, hit ENTER.
  • Enter your Mac password and hit ENTER again.
  • Launch Microsoft Word.
  • Go to: Help > Check for Updates and then press the “Check for Updates” button.
  • You should now see an update; for me it was update 14.2.5.
  • Quit Microsoft Word and install the update.
  • Go back to Terminal and type: sudo mv Automator_Old Automator followed by your password again.
  • Launch Microsoft Word and your icons should be restored.

Microsoft Office For Mac Desktop


I think Microsoft Office tried to update some time ago, but failed. I didn’t worry much about it then, but that could have been the catalyst for the icons getting mixed up. By temporarily moving the Automator folder, it will download and install the update again. After that’s completed, we just move the Automator folder back.

Microsoft Office For Mac Computer

I hope this helps someone else. It definitely beats reinstalling and reconfiguring all Microsoft products again — especially Outlook.