Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. 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: Deleting Graphics when Deleting a Row.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 12, 2017)
Sethuraman has a worksheet where column A contains names, column B contains addresses, and column C contains a photo of the person. If he deletes the row, the photo remains. He wonders how the photo can be deleted at the same time the row is deleted.
This happens because of the way that the properties for the graphics are set up. If the only graphics in the worksheet are those for the people, then start by selecting all the graphics. (Press F5, click Special, select Objects, click OK.) Then, follow these steps to set the properties for all the selected graphics if you are using Excel 2007 or Excel 2010:
Figure 1. The Properties tab of the Format Picture dialog box.
If you are using Excel 2013 or Excel 2016, use the following steps instead:
Figure 2. The Properties option of the Format Picture task pane.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (12258) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Deleting Graphics when Deleting a Row.
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