Learn how to use and access Creative Cloud Libraries from within Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.

Adobe Creative Cloud Add-in for Word and PowerPoint makes the core design assets for your brand or personal projects available to you from within Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Use the Add-in to integrate your brand designs and assets to your presentations, reports, brochures, and branding and marketing collaterals.

System requirements

The following system requirements apply to the Adobe Creative Cloud Add-in for Word and PowerPoint.

Desktop apps

  • Microsoft Windows 10 or later using Microsoft Office 2016 or later
  • macOS X v10.13 or later using Microsoft Office 2016 or later

Browser

  • Microsoft Windows 10 or later using Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, or a current version of Firefox, or Chrome
  • macOS X v10.13 or later using Safari 10 or later, or a current version of Firefox, or Chrome

Installation

To get started, ensure that you are signed in with your Adobe account to the Creative Cloud desktop app. To install the Add-in, follow these steps:

  1. Open the PowerPoint file or Word document.

  2. Click Insert > Get Add-in.

  3. Search for "Adobe Creative Cloud for Word and PowerPoint".

  4. Click Add.

    The Add-in displays inside the Office application.

Get started

After installing the Add-in, you can access Creative Cloud Libraries from within the Add-in panel.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open a Powerpoint file and click HomeCreative Cloud.

    Creative Cloud icon

    PowerPoint displays the Creative Cloud Add-in panel inside the document.

    Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries within Powerpoint
  2. Click Sign in.

    Note:

    a) Ensure that you sign in with the same account that you use to access Creative Cloud desktop app.

    b) The first time you sign in, you are prompted to install a self-signed certificate to allow Adobe to make a secure connection between Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office.

  3. Creative Cloud Libraries opens inside the PowerPoint file, providing you access to all your library assets in all your Creative Cloud apps.

    To add a library asset to your presentation, place your cursor where you want to insert the asset. In the Libraries panel, hover over the asset and click the Place graphic icon that appears.

    Place graphic
  4. To search for an asset in your current library, type the asset name in the Search bar.

  5. To create a new library: 

    a) Click the three-line menu icon and select Create New Library from the drop-down list.

    b) Give a name to your library and click Create.

    Create new library
  6. To collaborate and invite users, click Collaborate or Share link from the three-line menu icon.

    The Creative Cloud Libraries home page opens in the browser window, allowing you to invite collaborators and give them viewing and editing permissions.

    Collaborate or Share link

    Note:

    If you want to check the syncing status of your library files and folders, click the cloud icon  at the bottom of the panel.

  1. Open a Word document and click HomeCreative Cloud.

    Creative Cloud icon in MS Word

    Word displays the Creative Cloud Add-in panel inside the document.

    Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries within Powerpoint
  2. Click Sign in.

    Note:

    a) Ensure that you sign in with the same account that you use to access Creative Cloud desktop app.

    b) The first time you sign in, you are prompted to install a self-signed certificate to allow Adobe to make a secure connection between Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office.

  3. Creative Cloud Libraries opens inside the Word file, providing you access to all your library assets in all your Creative Cloud apps.

    To add a library asset to your Word document, place your cursor where you want to insert the asset. In the Libraries panel, hover over the asset and click the Place graphic icon that appears. 

    Place graphic
  4. To add a new font style or font color to your text, select the text and click the library style or font you want to apply. The changes happen in real time.

    Apply color and styles to your text
  5. You can also add elements such as character styles, colors, paragraph styles, and even text to a library. To do so, select a text and click the + icon at the bottom of the Add-in panel. Then, click the text element that you want to use later in your document.

    These elements become available to you as and when you need them inside Word and other Adobe applications.

    Add content to your library
  6. To search for an asset in your current library, type the asset name in the Search bar.

  7. To create a new library: 

    a) Click the three-line menu icon and select Create New Library from the drop-down list.

    b) Give a name to your library and click Create.

    Create new library
  8. To collaborate and invite users, click Collaborate or Share link from the three-line menu icon.

    The Creative Cloud Libraries home page opens in the browser window, allowing you to invite collaborators and give them viewing and editing permissions.

    Collaborate or Share link

    Note:

    If you want to check the syncing status of your library files and folders, click the cloud icon  at the bottom of the panel.

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