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How to select all objects (pictures and charts) easily in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-04-30

How do you select all objects, such as all pictures, and all charts? This article is going to introduce tricky ways to select all objects, to select all pictures, and to select all charts easily in active worksheet in Excel.


Select all objects in active worksheet

You can apply the Go To command to select all objects easily. You can do it with following steps:

Step 1: Press the F5 key to open the Go To dialog box.

Step 2: Click the Special button at the bottom to open the Go To Special dialog box.

Step 3: In the Go To Special dialog box, check the Objects option.

Step 4: Click OK. Then it selects all kinds of objects in active worksheet, including all pictures, all charts, all shapes, and so on.

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Normally pictures are inserted above cells in Excel. But Kutools for Excel’s Import Pictures utility can help Excel users batch insert each picture/image into a single cell as below screenshot shown.


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Select all pictures in active worksheet

It seems no easy way to select all pictures except manually selecting each one. Actually, VB macro can help you to select all pictures in active worksheet quickly.

Step 1: Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

Step 2: Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

VBA: Select all pictures in active worksheet

Public Sub SelectAllPics()
ActiveSheet.Pictures.Select
End Sub

Step 3: Press the F5 key to run this macro. Then it selects all pictures in active worksheet immediately.


Select all charts in active worksheet

VB macro can also help you to select all charts in active worksheet too.

Step 1: Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

Step 2: Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

VBA: Select all charts in active worksheet

Public Sub SelectAllCharts()
ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Select
End Sub 

Step 3: Press the F5 key to run this macro. This macro will select all kinds of charts in active worksheet in a blink of eyes.


Quickly delete all objects/ pictures/ charts/ shapes in active/selected/all worksheets

Sometimes, you may need to delete all pictures, charts, or shapes from current worksheet, current workbook or specified worksheets. You can apply Kutools for Excel's Delete Illustrations & Objects utility to archive it easily.

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1. Click Kutools > Delete > Delete Illustrations & Objects.

2. In the opening dialog box, you need to:

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(1) In the Delete section, please specify the types of objects you want to delete.

In our case, we want to remove charts and pictures, therefore we check the Charts option and Pictures option.

(2) In the Look in section, specify the deleting scope.

In our case, we want to remove charts and pictures from several specified sheets, therefore we check the Selected Sheets option, and then check the specified worksheet in the right box. See left screenshot:

 

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3. Click the Ok button.

Then all charts and pictures are removed from the specified worksheets.


Demo: delete all objects (pictures and charts) easily in Excel


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Thank you very much.
This article is still a time saver for many people. Better support than Microsoft
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Thx, it worked well
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Funcionou muito bem , obrigado pela dica !!!!!! :)
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You can select objects/pictures in your selected range by doing:1 select "Home" tab.2 click on search and select.3 click on select objects.4 make a selection.
And boom you have selected only the objects that you want.After you have selected your objects you have to turn off the "select objects" mode.
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Stačí kliknout na první obrázek a použít zkratku ctrl+A a delete. Není nutné žádné makro.
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Hi Jirka,
Great! It’s the easiest way!
Select any one of pictures, and press Ctrl + A keys to select all objects (pictures, charts, etc.) in the active sheet.
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