Add Image Background to a Chart in Excel

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How to use an image for the background of a chart in Excel.

Simple but fun way to spruce up charts.

  1. Click the desired chart, go to the Layout tab which should have appeared, click Plot Area and then click More Plot Area Options

  2. In the Fill section click Picture or texture fill and it should look like this:
  3. Click the button File to choose an image from your computer.
  4. Brows your computer and select the desired image. Click the desired image and then hit the Insert button.
  5. You will see the other window again; click Close.
  6. That's it!

Now it may not look so great in my example but, hopefully, you will choose an image that matches the theme of your worksheet and the idea that you are trying to convey.

Notes

Download the accompanying spreadsheet to get this example in Excel.


Downloadable Files: Excel File

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