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Windows 7: Creat a database in Excel with pictures

18 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
Creat a database in Excel with pictures

I need to create a small database in Excell that will have info about company employees and their pictures. How do I put seperate pictures into cells?

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18 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

What version of Excel are you using. I am using Excel 2013 which is part of Office 2013 Pro. If you are using Excel 2013 you can insert pictures by selecting the Insert tab on the menu Ribbon & selecting Pictures & follow the directions from there.
Other versions of Excel have a similar function for inserting pictures. Experiment with a blank worksheet first until you get the system to work for you.
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18 Mar 2014   #3

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64

By default, inserting images in Excel does not anchor them to a cell. They float.

If that is all you need, then simply follow Ranger4's advice. If however, you want the image tied to a specific cell, read on..

There are two ways to add images to a cell in excel.

1. Insert image in a comment box. When you mouse over the cell the picture will show.
2. Anchor the image to the cell using a hyperlink.

For the first way...
  • Right-click on the cell and insert a comment.
  • Right click on the border of the comment.
  • Select Format Comment
  • Select the colors and lines tab
  • On the color dropdown select fill effect
  • Select the Picture tab
  • Navigate to your picture and click Ok.
For the second way...
  • Assuming you have the picture inserted already..
  • You have to name the cell first (Right click, define name).
  • Right click the picture
  • Click on Hyper link
  • Select place in this document
  • Locate the name you just defined and select it
  • Click Ok.
  • The picture is now anchored to that cell.

You may need to adjust the cell or image dimensions to match the cell/image size
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18 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits

Ranger4, inserting an image would be easy but having it conform to a cell and move with the rest of the data is harder.

What about linking to the image file? Can Excell link to files?

I have Office version 2007, I'm so far behind because most companies in this country either work with Office 200 or 2007
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19 Mar 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Have you tried TantaC's suggestions.

Also you could refer to this MS website & under "Insert Pictures from a File" there are methods of linking a picture in Excel 2007.

Insert a picture or clip art - Excel -
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24 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits

Sorry for the late answer. TanyaC, thank you for the detailed answer with the required steps. I thought I could hyperlink to an image outside the document as well
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