Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Positioning Graphics Evenly.

Positioning Graphics Evenly

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 29, 2014)

Sometimes you may need to position graphics evenly within a worksheet. For instance, you may have four small graphics that will appear next to each other. You may want to make sure that the graphics are an equal distance from each other. To do this easily within Excel, follow these steps:

  1. Using the mouse, roughly position the graphics where you want them to appear. You should make sure that the left-most graphic is where you want it, as is the right-most graphic.
  2. Select all four graphics. Excel should display the Format tab of the ribbon automatically.
  3. Click the Align tool in the Arrange group. Excel displays a list of different ways you can arrange the graphics.
  4. Choose Distribute Horizontally. Excel positions the two inside graphics so that all four graphics are an equal distance from each other.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (9048) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Positioning Graphics Evenly.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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