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How to center a picture in an Excel cell?

This article will show you a method of moving pictures to the center of cells in an Excel worksheet as below screenshot shown.

Move picture to center of cell with VBA code

Move picture to center of cell with VBA code.

Please do as follows to move pictures to the center of cells in a worksheet in Excel.

1. Open the worksheet contains the pictures you need to center in cells, then press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Move pictures to center of cells in worksheet

Sub CenterPictures()
With ActiveSheet.Shapes("Picture 2")
.Top = Range("A1").Top + (Range("A1").Height - .Height) / 2
.Left = Range("A1").Left + (Range("A1").Width - .Width) / 2
End With
With ActiveSheet.Shapes("Picture 4")
.Top = Range("A2").Top + (Range("A2").Height - .Height) / 2
.Left = Range("A2").Left + (Range("A2").Width - .Width) / 2
End With
With ActiveSheet.Shapes("Picture 6")
.Top = Range("A3").Top + (Range("A3").Height - .Height) / 2
.Left = Range("A3").Left + (Range("A3").Width - .Width) / 2
End With
End Sub


1). In the code, Picture 2 will be moved to the center of cell A1, Picture 4 will be moved to cell A2, and Picture 6 will be moved to cell A3.
2). For more pictures you need to move to center of cells, please add this code into the VBA code and change the Picture Name and Cell Address based on your need.
With ActiveSheet.Shapes("Picture name")
.Top = Range("Cell Address").Top + (Range("Cell Address").Height - .Height) / 2
.Left = Range("Cell Address").Left + (Range("Cell Address").Width - .Width) / 2
End With

3. Press the F5 key to run the code.

Then all specified pictures will be moved to the center of certain cells immediately as below screenshot shown.

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    Jeff Jones · 1 years ago
    how do you know what picture number to use? I tried adding code for b1 - b3 but not sure what picture number to use?
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      crystal · 1 years ago
      Hi Jeff,
      Sorry for the inconvenience.
      When selecting a picture, the picture number will be displayed on the Name box in Excel. It is the picture name in the workbook. See the attached image.