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How to make a pictograph (chart with pictures) in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2019-11-25

Normally, when creating a graph in Excel, you can use pictures to represent objects instead of bars or lines to make the graph more understandable. This tutorial provides a step-by-step guide for you to easily create a pictograph in Excel.

Make a pictograph in Excel
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Make a pictograph in Excel

Please do as follows to make a pictograph in Excel.

1. Before creating the pictograph, you need to save corresponding pictures to represent the objects in your computer.

2. Select the data range you will create graph by, go to the Insert tab, and then click Insert Column or Bar Chart > Clustered Column. See screenshot:

3. Select a data bar in the chart (here I select the Apple series), right click it and select Format Data Series from the right-clicking menu.

4. In the Format Data Series pane, you need to configure as follows.

  • 4.1 Go to the Fill & Line tab;
  • 4.2 Expand the Fill section, choose the Picture or texture fill option;
  • 4.3 Click the Insert button. See screenshot:

5. In the Insert Pictures dialog, click From a File.

6. In the following Insert Picture window, find and select the corresponding picture you have saved in step 1 and then click the Insert button.

7. Click to select the Stack and Scale with option in the Format Data Series pane.

Now the specified data series is filled with corresponding pictures as the below screenshot shown.

8. Repeat the above step 3 to 7 until all data series are represented by pictures. And then, you will get the result as you need, see screenshot:

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