Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Placing a background image behind a worksheet can
draw attention to and enhance the appearance of
otherwise drab columns of numbers. In other words,
backgrounds can set the tone. Using a company logo,
for example, can convey official status. Backgrounds
can also create a dramatic or decorative effect
related to worksheet content. For example, you can
place pale red hearts behind a worksheet showing
trends in the sale of Valentine’s Day cards.
A background shows a color or image under the text
and covers the entire surface of the worksheet. You
can use images in any standard format, such as JPG,
BMP, PNG, or GIF. Excel tiles your worksheet with the
Background images are for display in Excel only. When
you print your worksheet or publish your worksheet as
a Web page, the image is not printed or displayed on
the Web page.
If you include your worksheet in a presentation, you
may want to view it in Full Screen mode.
Click the Page Layout tab.
The Sheet Background dialog
Click here and select the proper
Click the image.