How to Bring an Image to the Front in Excel

By Techwalla Computers Editor

You can control the order of images in a Microsoft Excel 2007 workbook by bringing an image to the front. This picture will appear on top of any other images it overlaps in the Excel worksheet. You can complete this task with only a few mouse clicks.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Excel 2007

Step 1

Start Microsoft Excel 2007, and open a workbook from your files that contains images in an order you would like to change, or start a blank workbook and insert at least two images.

Step 2

Click to select the image that you would like to bring to the front of the Excel workbook. This means if you put this image over another image it will remain on top, or in the front. White sizing handles will form around the image once you select it.

Step 3

Select the "Format" tab at the top of the Excel screen. This will display the Format ribbon which contains all the options for formatting an image in Excel.

Step 4

Click the small arrow to the right of the "Bring to Front" button in the "Arrange" section of the Format ribbon. A drop-down list will be displayed.

Step 5

Choose the "Bring to Front" option to bring the picture to the front, so it overlaps all other images on the worksheet. Select the "Bring Forward" option to bring the image to the front of any other image except those that are set to be brought to the front. Once clicked, the option will immediately take effect to the selected image.

Tips & Warnings

  • See related eHow articles to learn how to insert images into a Microsoft Excel workbook.