As with other components of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel allows you to insert graphic images into your spreadsheets. You can insert any of the clip art images that come with Microsoft Office, or you can insert a insert picture into pdf file from your hard drive or from a Web page. Following are instructions on how to insert graphics into Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007, and 2010.
Choose the location where you want to insert the clip art. You can insert clip art in any worksheet cell or in the header or footer. To select a cell, click on it.
Footer tab on the Page Setup dialog. Footer” button in the Text group on the Insert menu ribbon. In Excel 2003, select “Picture” from the Insert menu, then select “Clip Art. In Excel 2007 and 2010, select “Clip Art” from the Illustrations group on the Insert menu ribbon.
Search for the clip art image you want. Type either a descriptive word or phrase in the “Search for” field of the Clip Art task pane or a portion of the file name. Check only the boxes in front of the items in the “Search in:” dropdown list that represent the places you want to search for a clip art image. Check only the “Clip Art” box in the “Results should be:” dropdown list.
The other available options are Photographs, Movies, and Sounds. Select the clip art item in the results list that you choose to insert it into your spreadsheet. Choose the location where you want to insert the picture.
In Excel 2003, select “Picture” from the Insert menu, then select “From File. In Excel 2007 and 2010, select “Picture” from the Illustrations group on the Insert menu ribbon. Browse to the picture you want to insert in the Insert Picture dialog.
Double click a folder to open it, or type the picture name in the “File name:” field. You can also use the drop-down field to the right of the “File name:” field to narrow the available pictures to a particular file type.
Either click the “Insert” button or double-click the picture file. When you insert a picture this way, it increases the overall size of your Excel file. You can instead insert a link to the picture by clicking the down arrow to the right of the “Insert” button and clicking “Link to File.
If you later move the picture to a different location on your computer, however, the link will be broken and you will have to re-create the link to have the picture available again. Go to the Web page that displays the image you want to insert. Select “Save Picture As” from the popup menu. Give the picture file a name.
Enter it in the “File name:” field. Follow the instructions under “Inserting a Picture From a File. Browse to the picture file you created or enter its name in the “File name:” field of the Insert Picture dialog. Go to the Web page that displays the image you want to copy.
Select “Copy” from the popup menu. Right-click the place in your spreadsheet where you want to insert the picture.