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inserting an image into an Excel cell

by cjcunningham / August 14, 2008 1:28 AM PDT

Can an image be inserted into a specific cell within Excel?

We use photos to identify students. But, the best we can do is insert an image onto the spreadsheet. It's just floating around the sheet, not really anchored to any cell. So, we just align the photo to the student's name. But, now we cannot sort the list. If we do, the photo won't sort with the corresponding row.

Thoughts?

Thx, in advance.

Cliff

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Why not anchor it to the cell?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2008 10:16 AM PDT
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how can I "anchor it to the cell"?
by cjcunningham / August 15, 2008 12:58 AM PDT

I followed the link, and I didn't find any actual instructions on how to anchor the image to the cell. No command sequence within MS Excel.

In fact, as I read the original question (in the link you provided) it sounded like the author was detailing the same kind of problem I am having. Which is, the image overlays the cell, but it is not actually "in" the cell. Therefore, when the cell is resized the image does NOT respond in kind; the image is not anchored to the boundaries of the cells. (The image behaves sort of like a post-it note, just sitting on top of the spreadsheet.)

So, unless I am missing something, it's the whole "how to anchor the image" question all over again. I've searched Microsoft's Help for "anchor" and "insert image", and I haven't found anything about inserting an image into a cell.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Cliff

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My thoughts is you didn't read the links.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2008 1:11 AM PDT
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PS. Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2008 1:14 AM PDT

Unlike tech support my answers are about how one could find answers on their own. Some take issue with this but teaching how to fish is more valuable than handing out fish.

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