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Placing a scanned Image behind a Plot

Placing a scanned Image behind a Plot

Placing a scanned Image behind a Plot


I've struggle with this for a long time.  

What i want to do is scan a classic plot from a text book (which contains hundreds of data points and line boundaries) then plot my data over top of it.  This way is can see exactly where my data points fall with respect to the original.  

What are the step to place a scanned image below my data points ?
What type of file should the scanned image be ?
How do i control the layering ?  (which on is on top)

RE: Placing a scanned Image behind a Plot

There are a few shareware programs that can digitize a scanned graph and output a series of datapoints.  So, you can certainly go that route.

Another option is Visio.  You can paste the scanned graph in Visio and then paste an Excel graph over that.  Visio pastes Excel charts with no background fill.


RE: Placing a scanned Image behind a Plot

Can you set the background of the Excel Chart to your scanned image?

RE: Placing a scanned Image behind a Plot

I think this will work

Create a chart.
Right click on the inside of the chart
This should bring up the "chart plot area"
Click on fill effects
Click on "select picture"
This will bring up a image browse window where you can select whatever image you like.

I hope this is what you are looking to do

Good luck.


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