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.

Deleting Graphics when Deleting a Row

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 21, 2021)

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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:

  1. Right-click one of the graphics. Excel displays a Context menu.
  2. Choose Size and Properties from the Context menu. Excel displays either the Size and Properties (Excel 2007) or Format Picture (Excel 2010) dialog box.
  3. Make sure the Properties tab is displayed. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Properties tab of the Format Picture dialog box.

  5. Make sure the Move and Size with Cells check box is selected.
  6. Click OK.

If you are using Excel 2013 or Excel 2016, use the following steps instead:

  1. Right-click one of the graphics. Excel displays a Context Menu.
  2. Choose Size and Properties from the Context Menu. Excel displays the Format Picture task pane at the right side of the screen.
  3. Make sure Properties task option is expanded. (If it isn't—if you can't see anything under the Properties option—click the small triangle to the left of the Properties option.) (See Figure 2.)
  4. Figure 2. The Properties option of the Format Picture task pane.

  5. Make sure the Move and Size with Cells radio button is selected.
  6. Close 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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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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2022-02-02 12:58:33

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Hello

im having different problem but related. When several rows are filtered and after deleting some of those rows and removing the filter, then all images after the last deleted row does move and also lost aspect ratio. All this regardless property is correctly set

Do you know what i could be doing wrong?

thanks


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