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How to show image on mouseover in Excel?

In some cases, you may want to insert an image that only shows when the mouse is over it in Excel, and here I will tell you how to make such a pop-up picture in Excel.

Insert a pop-up picture by using comment


arrow blue right bubble Insert a pop-up picture by using comment


In Excel, if you want to insert a pop-up picture, you need the aid of a comment.

1. Select a cell that you want to place the image at, and then right click to select Insert Comment from the context menu. See screenshot:

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2. Then a comment is inserted in the cell, and place the pointer at the border of the comment until the pointer change to a cross with arrows. And then right click to select Format Comment from the context menu. See screenshot:

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3. In the Format Comment dialog, click Colors and Lines tab, and then click the down-arrow from Color, and select Fill Effects. See screenshot:

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4. Click Picture tab and then click Select Picture to select a picture you need, then click Insert. See screenshots:

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Note: In Excel 2013, after clicking the SelectPicture button in the Fill effects dialog, specify the From a file option, and then select a picture and click the Insert button.

5. Click OK > OK to close dialogs. Then you will see the picture is inserted in the comment. See screenshot:

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6. Then you can click the comment, and delete the user name, and then a pop-up picture has made. See screenshot:
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Tip: You need to make sure the Show All Comments is not active on the Review tab.

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    Steve · 1 years ago
    Great tip - thanks for this! I was wondering how to place pictures in Excel which only appear when you need them - for instance, in a catalogue of parts.
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    TWL · 1 years ago
    I added the comment/picture in a cell above freeze panel. and when I scroll down on the page, the display (the Comment/picture) got covered up, how can I make the comment/picture shows at all times?
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    Kim · 1 years ago
    I have tried to right click on the boarder, but the only options that appear are grouping and arrange. Is there another way? I have Excel 2016
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    Luke · 1 years ago
    Can this be done in excel 2010?
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    David · 2 years ago
    I was successful the first time i tried but then for the cell directly beneath MS Excel would stop working and close automatically. Any ideas what's going on? Thanks!