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How to conditional formatting smiley face chart or font in Excel cells?

In sometime, if the students or sales’ performance is up to the standard, you may want to insert a smiley face to encourage them, but if the performance is below the standard, you may want to insert a sad face to show your disappointment. Now I will tell you some tricks to insert the emotional face chart in Excel.

Directly insert smiley face chart

Conditional formatting smiley face chart

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Click J in to the cell you need to show the smiley face, then click Home tab, and type Wingdings into the Font text box, then press the Enter key. See screenshot:

Now the smiley face is shown:

Note: The character J, L, K must be capital characters.

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If you want to conditional formatting the smiley face charts, for example, if grade is up and equal to 85, you will insert a smiley face, and if grade is up 60 but below 85, you will insert a gentle face, but if the grade is below 60, you will insert a sad face.

Click at the cell you want to show the face charts, then type this formula =IF(B2 >= 85,"J",IF(AND(B2 <=84, 60< B2),"K",IF(B2 < 60,"L"))), then drag the auto fill handle to the range you need. Then select the range with this formula applied, and change the font style with typing Wingdings into the Font text box and pressing the Enter key on the Home tab.

Now the smiley charts are inserted.


1. In the above formula, B2 is the cell you want to conditional formatting based on.

2. When you change the data in column B, the smiley face also changes.

If you have a list of cell value and you want to insert pictures from a folder into the cells based on the cell value, which means that the inserting pictures must be with the same name as the cell values, the Kutools for Excel’s Match Import Pictures can help you quickly and correctly solve it.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select the cell values, click Kutools Plus > Import & Export > Match Import Pictures. See screenshot:
excel add-ins for import pictures based on correspoding cells

2. In the Match Import Pictures dialog,

(1) Click Add > File/Folder to add relative pictures to the Picture list.
excel add-ins tool for importing pictures 

(2) Click Import size to select a size option as you need.
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(3) Click Ok > Import, then select a cell to put the pictures (you also can select the match cells), then click OK.
excel add-ins tool for importing pictures horizontally or vertically doc kutools match import pictures 6

Tip: If you want to insert the pictures in horizontal order, just select Fill horizontally cell after cell under Import order of dialog.

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