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Conditional pictures

Conditional pictures

Conditional pictures

Does anyone know if (and how) it is possible to link a picture (or embedded object) to a formula, e.g. an if statement?

This way it could be possible e.g. to show one picture if cell a:1=1 and another picture if cell a:1 = 2.

Any suggestions?


RE: Conditional pictures

This is very crude, but seems to work... I am sure some refinement may be obtained using vba

A4 select Insert/hyperlink select the file that contains the picture you want displayed as picture1

A5 select Insert/hyperlink select the file that contains the picture you want displayed as picture2

A1 =CHOOSE(A2,HYPERLINK(A4,"picture1"),HYPERLINK(A5,"picture2"))

In A2 put 1 or 2, in A1 it will say picture1 or picture2
If you move over A1 the little hand will popup single click and you'll open the picture.

If you want the picture to be displayed automatically without clicking on the name in A1... that's another price (don't know how to do it yet...).

RE: Conditional pictures


If you place a macro in the "ThisWorkbook" object (in VBA) you can accomplish this task quite easily:

Private Sub Workbook_SheetChange(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Target As Range)
 Variable = Range("A1").Value
 Select Case Variable
  Case Is = 1
    Worksheets("Sheet1").Shapes("Object 1").Visible = True
    Worksheets("Sheet1").Shapes("Object 2").Visible = False
  Case Is = 2
    Worksheets("Sheet1").Shapes("Object 1").Visible = False
    Worksheets("Sheet1").Shapes("Object 2").Visible = True
 End Select
End Sub

When you change the value in cell A1, the picture corresponding to your entry will appear (enter 1 and "object 1" appears etc.).  Other than that, I'm really not sure how to make your pictures appear and disappear.

Hope this helps!


RE: Conditional pictures

Excellent jproj, and thanks.

This was exactly what I was looking for


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