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How to insert background image behind cells in Excel?

Supposing you have a sheet with some data, for vivid and interesting look, you want to insert a colorful background behind cells as below screenshot shown, do you know the tricks to handle this job in Excel?

There is a Background function that can insert image behind cells in active worksheet.

1. Click Page Layout > Background. See screenshot:
doc image behind cell 2

2. Then a Insert Pictures dialog pops out, and click the Browse button next to From a file, then select a picture you want to set as background from a folder in the Sheet Background dialog. See screenshot:
doc image behind cell 3
doc image behind cell 4

3. Click Insert. And the background image has been inserted behind cells.
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Tip: To delete background, click Page Layout > Delete Background.

Actual, if you have Kutools for Excel, you can insert a picture as watermark which also is placed behind data cells.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Click Kutools > Insert > Insert Watermark. See screenshot:
doc image behind cell 6

2. In the Insert Watermark dialog, you can choose insert picture watermark from folder or text watermark with formatting, see screenshot:
doc kutools insert watermark 2 doc kutools insert watermark 3

3. Click Apply or Ok, then the background picture has been inserted.
doc image behind cell 8

Tip: In default, when you insert picture watermark in Insert Watermark dialog, the Erosion option is checked by default, if you do not check the Erosion option, the watermark will be shown as below:
doc image behind cell 9

To remove the watermark, click Kutools > Delete > Delete Watermark. See screenshot:
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