Having an Image Appear Multiple Times in a Worksheet

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated July 30, 2022)
This tip applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Excel in Microsoft 365, and 2021


Stephe has a worksheet and wants an image to appear in multiple cells. He wonders if there is a way to paste the image in one cell and (perhaps with a formula) have it appear in other cells.

One way to get an image to appear in multiple cells is, of course, to copy and paste it. Click the original image, press Ctrl+C, and then select the other cells and press Ctrl+V. Each time you press the Paste shortcut, the images is added, one more time, to your worksheet.

Of course, pasting the image multiple times in your worksheet means that each instance of the image is non-dynamic. If you want to change the image, you'll need to go through the copy and paste procedure again with a different picture, replacing each of the secondary images.

If what you really want is a way for an image to be displayed dynamically based on the outcome of a formula, then things get a bit trickier. Rather than reinvent the wheel here, you'll want to examine this page, which includes three different ways you can accomplish the task:

https://exceloffthegrid.com/automatically-change-picture/

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (12942) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Excel in Microsoft 365, and 2021.

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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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