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

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

Select all pictures in active worksheet

Select all charts in active worksheet

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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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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    Jirka · 6 months ago
    Stačí kliknout na první obrázek a použít zkratku ctrl+A a delete. Není nutné žádné makro.
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      kellytte · 4 months ago
      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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    Malini · 1 years ago
    Thanks a lot Bro!! But this helps me to select all the pics in a sheet.. I want to select all the pics in a cell..Can you teach me?
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    Suzanne · 2 years ago
    OMG thank you so much! I was manually selecting pictures to delete and it was taking forever. So glad I decided to google this!
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    johnny frit · 4 years ago
    Wow, thanks for the great instx on how to remove all pictures at once. Saved me a ton of time if i had had to do manually!
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    Naseer Hyderabad · 5 years ago
    Thanks a Lot Brother. You made my Day. Keep Smiling
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    Rajeev · 5 years ago
    it was phenomenal idea. thanks
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    Roopesh · 5 years ago
    The tip for selecting the objects was really awesome.... I was spending a lot of time to select each object... thanks a alot
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    NAGENDIRAN · 5 years ago
    To select all Pictures in Excel sheet:

    1. Select one (any) picture in the excel sheet.
    2. Select CTRL+A
    3. All the pictures will be selected.
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      craig · 5 years ago
      Thanks for this tip - I had forgotten about that option! You really should not have to use VBA for something that should be so simple. Charts were included as Objects in earlier versions of excel, but seem to have been excluded in 2007 onwards.
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    Christine Kurihara · 5 years ago
    Worked like a charm - thanks!
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    Morten · 5 years ago
    Doesn't work for me, it just selects the last chart :-/
    I'm using Excel 2007
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    Diana · 5 years ago
    Excelente explicacion