How to Embed an Image in a Cell

Adding images to your Excel spreadsheets is a great way to enhance and customize them. While Microsoft Excel does not offer a way to embed images directly into spreadsheet cells, images can be added to a cell comment, which is the box that appears when you hover the mouse over a cell. Inserting images into spreadsheet cell comments requires a moderate amount of knowledge of Excel.

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Open up or create your Excel spreadsheet.

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Right-click the cell you want the image to embed the image into and select "Show/Hide Comments."

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Clear all text in the comment box that appears.

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Click on the border of the comment to select it. Then right-clock and select "Format Comment" on the menu that pops up.

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Select the "Colors and Lines" tab in the "Format Comment" window and click the drop-down arrow next to "Color."

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Select "Fill Effects" in the drop-down menu.

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Select the "Picture" tab, and click "Select Picture." Locate the picture you wish to use on your hard drive and select.

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Add a check mark to the selection box next to "Lock Picture Aspect Ratio" to ensure the image maintains its aspect ratio and then click "Insert."

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Click OK twice to confirm and insert the image into spreadsheet.