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How to Make Your Own Emoticons With Microsoft Word

Updated February 21, 2017

Emoticons are a type of character that are included with a text message or used in a document. They are a way to express or convey different types of emotions. Instead of typing out that you are happy, sad or angry, an image or graphic is used to express how you feel. Simple types of emoticons include a smile or sad face. To do this using Microsoft Word, you will need to create an Auto Correct entry.

Click the Microsoft Word icon to open the program. Click the "File" menu and select "New." This will open a new text document.

Click the "Insert" menu. Click "Symbol" and then select "Picture." Click "Clip Art."

Click the image or graphic that you want to use for the emoticon and click "Insert." Click the image or graphic and select the "Tools" menu. Click "AutoCorrect Options" to open the AutoCorrect window.

Type a word or phrase for the emoticon in the Replace text box. Click the "OK" button to close the window.

Type the word or phrase in the document and press the space bar. This will convert the word or phrase into the emoticon.

Click the Microsoft Word icon to open the program. Click the "File" menu and select "New." This will open a new text document.

Click the arrow that is to the right of the Quick Access toolbar. Select "More Options" from the menu selection. Click "Commands Not in the Ribbon," under the Choose Command From section. Select "AutoCorrect Options" and then click the "Add" button.

Click "Symbol," located in the Insert tab. Select "Picture" and then click "Clip Art."

Click the image or graphic that you want to use for the emoticon. Click "Insert." Type a word or phrase for the emoticon in the Replace text box. Click the "OK" button to close the window.

Type the word or phrase in the text document and press the space bar. This will convert the word or phrase into the emoticon.

Tip

Make a simple emoticon with the ":" and "(" or ")" keys on the keyboard.

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Cameron Easey has over 15 years customer service experience, with eight of those years in the insurance industry. He has earned various designations from organizations like the Insurance Institute of America and LOMA. Easey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Western Michigan University.