New Zealand Flag into Word, Excel or PowerPoint  

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Find and add the New Zealand national flag and alternatives into Office documents, Word, Excel or PowerPoint, then use some Office picture tools to enhance the image.

The same help applies for any other national flag, just look for a different source.

Get the New Zealand Flag Image

There are many, many copies of the New Zealand flag available. We’ve opted for the Wikipedia site because it has an SVG scalable version (preferred) and PNG versions for older MS Office and other programs.

SVG graphics are supported by Office 365 and Office 2019. They maintain high quality regardless of resizing.

Go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg .  Below the image are a choice of images to download – right-click and choose ‘Save link as…’ (or similar depending on browser).

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For Office 365/2019 choose ‘Original file’ which is the SVG version.

Otherwise choose one of the ‘PNG preview’ options. Select a resolution larger than what you’ll need in your document.

An alternative source is the Office image search at Insert | Online pictures.  It gives you many variations to choose from, though not necessarily the current version of the flag.

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Click the funnel icon to filter the search.

New Zealand Flag Colors

The specific colours in the flag are useful to know when designing a document, worksheet or slide.  It helps choose matching or contrasting colours.

The Pantone and RGB color values of the New Zealand flag are:

Red:  Pantone 186C; RGB 206, 17, 38

Blue: Pantone 280C; RGB 0, 43, 127

White: RGB 255,255,255

Flag Protocol

Most of the rules regarding the New Zealand flag only apply to physically flying the flag, but there are a couple of points that should be considered when using the flag in a document.

  • It is an offence to place any letter, emblem or representation on the flag without lawful authority.
  • Whether displaying the flag vertically or horizontally, the Union Jack should always be in the top left corner. (Note that when displaying it vertically, this requires you to flip the image, not just rotate it.)

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Alternative Ennzed flags

Back in 2015/16 New Zealand had votes to choose a different flag.  The result was no change in the official flag but there were interesting proposals.  Many of the Bing search results (above) are some of those alternatives.

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Laser Kiwi

One of the fun alternatives was Laser Kiwi which was, perhaps, a missed opportunity?  Remove the laser and there’s a perfectly good flag for formal occasions.  Add the laser and the same flag becomes something fun for casual and sporting events.

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Silver Fern

Silver Fern was a common motif on some alternative NZ flags like this one, available as an SVG on Wikipedia.

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Insert  New Zealand Flag to Word, PowerPoint or Excel

Once the flag image is saved to your computer, it’s the usual process to insert into a document.  Go to Insert | Pictures, and choose the image you just downloaded.

In Office, you can resize and position the image just like any other.

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Flag Effects

Once you have the image in Office, all the usual Office Graphic or Picture Format options are available. Note that if you are using an SVG file, you will have a Graphics Options tab on the ribbon, when you click on the image, whereas if you are using another image format, it will say Picture Format.

Some of the Graphics Effects like Shadow, Reflection and Bevel add a little visual interest without distorting the flag to a level that might offend.

Shadow

For a nice little shadow effect, try Graphics Effects | Shadow | Outer which adds a little ‘shadow’ to the right and bottom of the image.

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Reflection

Reflection is another way to add a little effect to an image.

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Beveled Edges

Beveled edges is another choice.

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Beyond these choices there are many more available, especially if you’re using an SVG. Graphics Fill or Graphics Outline can change the colors of an image.

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