by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 28, 2019)
Adam gets a weekly safety report in Excel. One of the columns has photos of things to be fixed inserted into the cells while another column has the name of the responsible person. If Adam filters based on person, he does get a filtered list, but all the photos get piled up one on top of the other. In other words, the result for the photos column is not filtered; the unwanted photos do not collapse with the row when it collapses.
You should be able to fix this easily enough by simply modifying the attributes of your graphics. The steps you follow depend on the version of Excel you are using. If you are using Excel 2007 or Excel 2010, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Properties tab of the Format Picture dialog box.
If you are using Excel 2013 or a later version of the program, use the following steps instead:
Figure 2. The Properties option of the Format Picture task pane.
That should do it; the pictures should now not pile up when you filter.
If your report is quite large, you might consider using a macro to change the attribute of the images. The following macro will step through each picture in the active worksheet and turn on the attribute:
Sub MoveAndSizePics() Dim s As Picture On Error Resume Next For Each s In ActiveSheet.Pictures s.Placement = xlMoveAndSize Next s End Sub
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