How to make an Icon?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tall Steve, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Tall Steve macrumors member

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    I have an excel spread sheet I use for my person business. How do I make a customized Icon for the short cut rather than the excel image.

    Idealy I would just be able to import an image if that is at all possible.

    Thanks
    TS
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    If you just want to make the odd icon from images then try Pic2icon (there was a newer application on Mac OS X Downloads not too long ago, but I don't remember what it was called. Edit: Must have been FastIcns, but I haven't tried it, yet...)

    If you want to make .icns files then Icon Composer (part of Developer Tools) is quite nice...
     
  3. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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    find the excel icon in the finder, and click it once so that it's highlighted. then press apple + "i". You should see an image of the icon in the upper left corner. Find the image you want to use, copy it, then click the excel icon and paste (apple + "v") the new image in there. hope that works.
     
  4. Tall Steve thread starter macrumors member

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