35. Using Pictures and Clip Art

Excel worksheets have a tendency to be dominated by numbers. A picture can liven up a spreadsheet and add interest. The picture functionality in Excel 2013 is vastly improved over that in legacy versions of Excel.

Excel 2013 offers 28 quick picture styles and the tools to create thousands of additional effects.

When the spreadsheet was invented in 1979, accountants were amazed and thrilled with the simple black-and-white, numbers-only spreadsheets. The image processing tools available in Excel 2013 elevate spreadsheets from simple tables of numbers to beautiful marketing showpieces.

Getting Your Picture into Excel

For reasons unknown, you cannot simply drag and drop photographs into Excel. Drag and Drop works in ...

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