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Use the Canto Office Connector

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This is an add-on integration. Please contact your account manager or submit a support ticket for pricing.

The Canto Office Connector supports Microsoft Word and PowerPoint in the following systems.


  • Office for iPad
  • Office 2016 or later for Mac
  • Office 2016 or later for Windows
  • Office 365 (Online)

How to sign in to Canto from within Office

  1. The Canto Office Connector can be accessed in the ribbon of your Office app. Click on Open Canto.

  2. The window will be displayed on the right side in word. Click on Login.

  3. Select your domain from the drop-down menu and click on Continue.

  4. There are two options to sign in, depending if your user account has been created in Canto or in your Identity Provider (using SSO).

    Login using Canto account: Enter your Canto account credentials and click on Sign Inif your user account has been created in Canto.

    Login using SSO (Single Sign-On) account: Enter your tenant name only and click on Login with SSOif your user account has been created in your Identity Provider.

  5. Select your desired environment and click on Allow.

How to use the Canto Connect feature within Office

Once you are logged in, you will be greeted with your library on the right side of your Office environment.

What exactly you see - the main library, a portal, or a workspace - depends on the selection you made earlier (see point number 5 above). In the folder and album structure you can expand Order and select Albums to see only the contents of the selected album.

  • Open/close your folder tree; global search function; logout

    1. Open and close folder tree. (Close folder tree to view all assets).
    2. Global search for assets within your library.
    3. Logout from your account.

  • How to change the default resolution

    In the second menu tab - Settings - you can set the default resolution.
    1. Choose between High Resolution of up to 2000 pixels or the Low Resolution of up to 800 pixels.
    2. Confirm your selection with Save.

  • How to open additional options

    You can access additional options in the upper right corner of your Canto window.
    1. Click on the information icon.

    2. Select an option from the menu.
  • How to insert assets into a Word document or PowerPoint presentation

    1. Move the mouse pointer over the desired asset until a + icon appears.
    2. Click on the + symbol. The asset will be inserted into the Word document or PowerPoint presentation at the latest cursor position.
    3. Next to the + icon, you will find the option Insert link to original file. This allows you to insert the asset as a link which points to the original file.

    4. In order to add multiple files to the same link click on the check markicon.

    5. Select the assets you want to add and click on the link icon next to the search bar.

      Note: You can only insert image files like JPG, PNG, TIFF, AI, PSD, INDD with the Office Connector.

Note: You are also able to expand or shrink the side panel to view more assets at a time by hovering over the border and dragging it in or out to adjust its size.


  • Office Connector in Word

  • Office Connector in Powerpoint

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