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Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Inserting a Picture in Your Worksheet.
Excel allows you to insert a wide range of picture (graphic) types in your documents. You can insert the following types:
|Picture Type||Filename Extension|
|Compressed Enhanced Metafile||EMZ|
|Compressed Macintosh PICT||PCZ|
|Compressed Windows Metafile||WMZ|
|Computer Graphics Metafile||CGM|
|Graphics Interchange Format||GIF|
|Kodak Photo CD||PCD|
|Picture It! Format||MIX|
|Portable Network Graphics||PNG|
|Tagged Image File Format||TIF|
This list looks very inclusive, but you may not be able to insert all of these on your particular version of Excel. The graphic files you can actually import depends on the version of Excel you have installed and which import filters you installed.
To insert a picture in your workbook, follow these steps:
Excel inserts the picture as if it is floating over your worksheet. You can then move the picture by simply using the mouse to drag the picture a new location.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2193) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Inserting a Picture in Your Worksheet.
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