Insert an image as an Excel spreadsheet background

Hello,

In Excel (2010), is there a way to insert an image as a spreadsheet background?  I am not referring to the fill for an individual cell, but the background for the entire spreadsheet.  

For example, in contrast to the typical spreadsheet background shown below in Fig.1, suppose you want to create a spreadsheet with the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF) as the background as shown in Fig. 2.  Obviously, the goal would be to retain all Excel functionality, etc., but is that even doable and if so, how is it done?

Thanks
12
Steve_BradyAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Connect With a Mentor Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

Page Layout ribbon > Background button.

:-)

cheers, teylyn
0
 
Steve_BradyAuthor Commented:
Hi teylyn.  I have not seen posts from you for quite some time.  I hope you are doing well.

Thanks for the response.  Right in front of my nose all this time and never noticed it.  Ah well. I'm glad it was you and not someone else as you are already well aware of my habit of missing the obvious!  :)

Take care.
0
 
Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Thanks for the easy points!! I'm still around, but work is keeping me quite busy these days.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.