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How to Insert a Graphic File in Microsoft Excel Worksheet

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SUMMARY
In Microsoft Excel it is possible to insert graphics files. The type offile you can insert depends on the graphic import filters that areinstalled on your computer. Typically, filters are installed when youinstall software programs that use graphics import filters (whichfilters are installed will depend on the options that you choose wheninstall a program).
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To insert a graphic file onto a Microsoft Excel worksheet:

  1. Select the cell you want to be the upper-left corner of the graphic.
  2. In Microsoft Excel 97, point to Picture on the Insert menu, and click From File. In Microsoft Excel 5.0 and 7.0, click Picture on the Insert menu.
  3. By default, all of the graphic file types that are installed are listed. You can filter specific file types by clicking the appropriate file type in the Files Of Type box.
  4. The Insert Picture dialog box defaults to the current file folder for Microsoft Excel. Change the folder to the folder your graphic files are located, and click the file you want to insert. Click OK.
  5. You can drag the picture to reposition it.
The following table lists the graphics file import filters that areavailable with Microsoft Excel versions 5.0, 7.0 and 97, and MicrosoftOffice versions 4.2, 4.3, 7.0, and 97. If a filter is not available, youwill need to use the Setup in maintenance mode add it.

                                       XL5 w/       XL7 w/       XL97 w/ Format (File Extension)           XL5  Office  XL7  Office  XL97 OfficeAutocad Format 2-D (dxf)                  x            x             xAutocad Plot file (adi)                   xCompuServe GIF (gif)                      x            x      x      xComputer Graphics Metafile (cgm)   x      x     x      x             xCorel Draw (cdr)                          x     x      x      x      xDrawPerfect (wpg)                         x            x             xEncapsulated PostScript (eps)      x      x     x      x      x      xHP Graphics Language (hgl)         x      x     x      xHP Plotter Print file (plt)               xJPEG file interchange format (jpg)                     x      x      xKodak Photo CD (pcd)                      x            x             xLotus 1-2-3 Graphics (pic)                xMacintosh PICT (pct)                      x            x      x      xMicrografix Designer/Draw (drw)           x     x      x      x      xPC Paintbrush (pcx)                x      x     x      x      x      xTagged Image Format (tif)          x      x     x      x      x      xTarga (tga)                               x            x             xWindows bitmaps (bmp)                     x            x      x      xWindows DIB (dib)                         x                   x      xWindows metafile (wmf)             x      x     x      x      x      xWindows Enhanced metafile (emf)                               x      xPortable Network Graphics (png)                               x      x				
REFERENCES

Microsoft Excel 97

For more information about importing pictures, click the Index tab inMicrosoft Excel help, type the following text

   pictures, importing				


and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Ways to insertpictures and clip art in a workbook" topic.

Microsoft Excel 7.0

For more information about importing pictures, click the Index tab inMicrosoft Excel help, type the following text

   pictures, importing				


and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Share informationbetween Office applications" topic.

Microsoft Excel 5.0

Microsoft Excel "User's Guide," version 5.0, page 712
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Article ID: 142133 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 12:53:56 - Revision: 1.3

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