Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Designing with Illustrations
Designing with Illustrations
In Excel, as with other Microsoft Office
applications, illustrations are any type of
graphical content objects that you want to add to you
file. These objects are found on the Ribbon’s
Insert tab (see Figure 12-1). You learned about
charts in Chapter 11, “Generating Excel Charts,”
but there are many other types of graphic
objects, including your own photographs and
saved images as well as clipart drawings and
photographs from Microsoft’s collection.
You could also add a picture that has not been
saved by copying it to the Microsoft Clipboard.
With your mouse over the object, right-click to
open a context menu. Select Copy to add the
image to the Clipboard. In Excel, open the
Clipboard by choosing the Home > Clipboard
Dialog Box Launcher, and click the image to add
it to your worksheet (as shown in Figure 12-2).
Figure 12-1
The Ribbon’s Insert tab.
Adding Saved Pictures
Microsoft defines pictures as any graphic content
saved on your computer, which means that this
category includes digital photographs as well
as lineart or engineering drawings. To insert a
picture, select the cell in which you want to place
your picture and follow these steps:
Figure 12-2
Adding a picture using the Clipboa rd.
Deselecting Your Picture
Once a picture is inserted, Excel selects the
object so that you can immediately edit it.
You can deselect the picture by clicking
anywhere else on the worksheet.
1. Choose Insert > Illustrations > Picture. Excel
opens the Insert Picture dialog box.
2. Select the desired image from your computer
and click Insert.
3. Excel inserts the image you selected and
opens the Ribbon to a new tab, Picture Tools
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