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Using a Graphic for a Background in Excel

Using a graphic for a background in Excel is a great way to make your data stand out. You can use any image you like, but we recommend using a PNG or JPG file for best results. Here's how to do it:

  1. Open your Excel spreadsheet and select the cells you want to have a background image.
  2. Click the Insert tab on the ribbon and then click Picture.
  3. In the Insert Picture dialog box, navigate to where your image is saved and select it.
  4. Click Insert.
  5. To make sure the image covers the entire cell, right-click on it and select Format Picture.
  6. In the Format Picture dialog box, select the Size tab.

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