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I've been writing reports to Excel via Foxpro for years but unitl now I've never had to include an image.  This particual report concerns lab results where reference range explanations are quite long for two particular tests.  Since I need to provide all the results for an exam on one 8.5X11 sheet it's important that I not use one row per reference range line explanation and that's why I'm opting to include an image (see attached) instead.  I've also include a sample of the lab result report.  The list of test result is always different and may or may not include the two test results with the reference ranges that I've highlighted.  Please include your recommendations or a code sample.  Thanks in advance for your help.  For refrence, the change I'm incorporating is to an old VFP 6 application.
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Question by:NIDDK1550
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by:jrbbldr
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The place to start with anything like this is to do the same work manually in Excel and record the operations in an Excel Macro.

Then go into the Macro and examine the steps that it recorded.  Yes it will be in VBA code rather than VFP, but typically it is not too difficult to see what is going on and convert it to VFP Automation code.

Good Luck

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by:Olaf Doschke
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No need to put this into an image, you can do multiline text into a cell by typing ALT+RETURN. In code you simply set a cell value to multiline text with CHR(10) as line feeds. I don't see why you would need pictures to do this.

Otherwise there is no such thing as a picture in a cell, pictures are put on a sheet as far as I found out. You can do ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert ("C:\...\some.jpg") and the picture will be on the sheet, it can be positioned anywhere and is not bound to cells.

Bye, Olaf.
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cMyPicture = SYS(5)+SYS(2003)+'logo.bmp' && a sample file

xlsheet.Columns(1).ColumnWidth = 4.25
xlsheet.Range("A1").Select
xlshape = xlsheet.Pictures.Insert(platformfile(cMyPicture)
WITH xlshape
*      .LockAspectRatio = msoTrue
      .Height = .Height*3/4 && three quarters of the logo's height
      .Width = .Width*3/4 && three quarters of the logo's width
ENDWITH
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