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How to position text box over a picture in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2014-08-07

When you insert a picture into Excel, and want to enter some text to describe this picture, you need to insert a text box over it. Now I will talk about how to position text box over a picture and move them together in Excel.

Position text box over a picture


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To position a text box over a picture and move together, you need to put the text box above the picture first and then group them in Excel.

1. Insert a picture you need by clicking Insert > Picture. See screenshot:

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2. Then click Insert > Text Box, and draw the text box in the picture. See screenshot:

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3. Then type the texts you need into the text box and format them as you like.

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4. Right click on the picture to open context menu, and select Send to back > Send to Back. See screen shot:

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5. Press Ctrl key to select the picture and the text box together and right click to select Group > Group from the context menu.

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Now the text box pins over the picture, and if you move the picture, the text box is moved together.

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