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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: Pasting a Graphic to Multiple Worksheets.
Marty has a series of workbooks, some with as many as 50 worksheets. He needs to paste a graphic (a company logo) into the same spot on each worksheet. He tried to do this by selecting all the worksheets and then doing the pasting, but that didn't seem to work on multiple worksheets like regular editing does.
Marty is right; trying to paste a graphic when you have multiple worksheets selected doesn't work. When you try, Excel tells you that it cannot make the paste, but if you then select just a single worksheet you can paste quite nicely.
Instead, you need to use a macro to do the pasting. Assuming that the graphic has already been copied to the Clipboard, you can run a macro such as the following:
Sub InsertLogo1() Dim shtSheet As Worksheet Application.ScreenUpdating = False For Each shtSheet In Worksheets With shtSheet .Activate .Range("A1").Select .Paste End With Next Set shtSheet = Nothing Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
The macro steps through each worksheet in the workbook and pastes the graphic into cell A1. If you want to use a different cell, then all you need to do is modify the line that selects the cell.
If you don't want to copy the graphic to the Clipboard ahead of time, you can use a macro such as the following to insert the graphic directly from an image file:
Sub InsertLogo2() Dim strPath As String Dim shtSheet As Worksheet strPath = "C:\GraphicFolder\PictureName.bmp" For Each shtSheet In Worksheets shtSheet.Activate Range("A1").Select ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert (strPath) Next shtSheet Set shtSheet = Nothing End Sub
You can, of course, modify the path to the graphic file and the cell at which the file is pasted into the worksheets.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3222) 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: Pasting a Graphic to Multiple Worksheets.
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