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How to insert picture into text box?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2021-01-08

By default, we can insert a picture or image into a worksheet as quickly by using the Insert function, but, this feature is not applied to inserting a picture into a textbox. With this article, I can help you to insert a picture into a textbox as you need.

Insert a picture or image into a textbox with VBA code


arrow blue right bubble Insert a picture or image into a textbox with VBA code

To insert a picture into a textbox, the following VBA code may help you, please do as this:

1. Insert a textbox by clicking Insert > Text Box, and then draw a textbox, see screenshot:

doc insert image to textbox 1

2. Then hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

3. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Insert a picture into text box:

Sub ShapePicture()
    Dim xSh As Shape
    Dim xPic As IPictureDisp
    Dim xFileName As String
    xFileName = "C:\Users\DT168\Desktop\pictures\Apple.JPG"
    Set xPic = LoadPicture(xFileName)
    Set xSh = Sheets("Sheet4").Shapes(1)
    xSh.Height = xPic.Height / xPic.Width * xSh.Width
    Set xPic = LoadPicture("")
    Set xPic = Nothing
    xSh.Fill.UserPicture xFileName
End Sub

Note: In the above code, Sheet4 is the sheet name which contains the text box you want to insert picture, and C:\Users\DT168\Desktop\pictures\Apple.JPG is the picture path of the picture you want to insert, you should change them to your need.

4. And then press F5 key to run this code, the specific image will be inserted into the text box at once, and you can edit the textbox as you need, see screenshot:

doc insert image to textbox 2


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Yes, I changed both. I did not get any errors when I ran the macro using the F5 key.

I tried to place the macro in different folders of the workbook, worksheet, module,class module but the results were the same: no picture in the text box.


Thanks for writing back. The last name is Hecker, BTW....typo
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Tried this macro on Excel 365. It did not work. Did not receive error message. Macro ran to completion. Picture is not shown in textbox.
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Hello,harvey,
Do you change the sheet name and picture path to your own in the code? Please chek it, thank you!

Note: In the above code, Sheet4 is the sheet name which contains the text box you want to insert picture, and C:\Users\DT168\Desktop\pictures\Apple.JPG is the picture path of the picture you want to insert, you should change them to your need.
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Hi Sky
I have changed the sheet name and the path of the picture. But it still doesn't work.

I got bugs here in "xSh.Fill.UserPicture xFileName"

Many thanks.
Meg
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Hello, Meg,
The code in this article may work well for some simple name picture.
If your picture name is complex, you should apply the below code:
Note: Please change the Text Box 1 to your own name of the textbox.
Sub InsertPicture()
    Dim sPicture As String, pic As Picture
    Dim shp As Shape, shps As ShapeRange  
    sPicture = Application.GetOpenFilename("Pictures (*.gif; *.jpg; *.bmp; *.tif;*.png), *.gif; *.jpg; *.bmp; *.tif; *.png", _
        , "Select Picture to Import") 
    If sPicture = "False" Then Exit Sub   
    Set shp = ActiveSheet.Shapes("Text Box 1")
    Set pic = ActiveSheet.Pictures.Insert(sPicture)
    With pic
        .Name = "My Picture"
        .ShapeRange.LockAspectRatio = msoFalse
        .Height = shp.Height
        .Width = shp.Width
        .Top = shp.Top
        .Left = shp.Left
        .Placement = xlMoveAndSize
    End With
    Set shps = ActiveSheet.Shapes.Range(Array("Text Box 1", "My Picture"))
    shps.Group
    shps.Name = "Pic inside text box"    
    Set pic = Nothing
End Sub


Please have a try, hope it can help you!
If you have any other problem, please comment here.
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It work perfectly. Only change the Text box name as shown:
Set xSh = Sheets("Sheet1").Shapes("TextBox 2")
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