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Excel picture in sheet

Excel picture in sheet

Excel picture in sheet

I am interested in putting an image of a tank in an excel sheet and showing how full it is in cell A1 on the image.
This will show the user how much the tank is full.
Can anyone direct me to how I might do this??

RE: Excel picture in sheet

What version of Excel are you running?  I'm not sure about 2007, but in 2003 it is not possible to put a picture inside a cell.  All pictures/images/shapes/whatever are placed on the sheet "in front of" the cells.

-handleman, CSWP (The new, easy test)

RE: Excel picture in sheet

...Once you open the file, Play the (only) macro that appears in the list.

RE: Excel picture in sheet

Open the image in MS Paint.  Select the area of the pic to copy to Excel, ctrl-C, go to Excel and select your cell,  then ctrl-V

RE: Excel picture in sheet

You can insert a picture into the comment (Select comment, right click and then Format comment/Colors and Lines/Color/Fill Effects/Picture). To control the level in a tank, though, is possible only using VBA and a few different pictures.
The other way is to use conditional formatting on a vertical range of cells representing the tank. Let say tank is 10 cells high, the value in cell "B2" represents percentage of tank filled.
The bottom cell condition  ="$B$2>0" background color = blue
Sectond cell condition =$B$2>=15
Top (10) cell condition =$B$2>=95

See attached file.

hope it helps!


RE: Excel picture in sheet

Using conditional formatting - that's clever, yet so simple!  I never would have thought of that.

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