Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Copying graphics by using the Clipboard
command. Excel displays its Insert Picture dialog box, which enables you to browse
for the file. Figure 6-8 shows a worksheet after importing a JPG photograph.
Figure 6-8: This photo was added to the worksheet.
Copying graphics by using the Clipboard
In some cases, you may want to use a graphic image that is not stored in a separate
file or is in a file that Excel can’t import. For example, you may have an obscure
drawing program that uses a file format that Excel doesn’t support. You may be
able to export the file to a supported format, but it may be easier to load the file
into the drawing program and copy the image to the Clipboard (using that
program’s Edit
Copy command). Then you can activate Excel and paste the image to
the drawing layer, using Edit
Paste.
A graphic copied from an OLE-enabled application will retain a link to the
originating application. Double-clicking the imported graphic will open the
source application to edit the graphic. To disable this link, and possibly
shrink the Excel file containing the graphic, use Edit
Paste Special and
choose a format that doesn’t create a link.
Suppose that you see a graphic displayed on-screen but you can’t select it — it
may be part of a program’s logo, for example. In this case, you can copy the entire
screen to the Clipboard and then paste it into Excel. To copy all or part of the
screen, use the following keyboard commands:
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