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Quickly delete all Charts, text boxes and embedded OLE objects in Excel

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2018-04-24

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When you need to delete all the unwanted objects such as the charts, text boxes and embedded OLE objects in the worksheets, you are not able to do it quickly but have to delete them one by one. The Delete Illustrations & Objects in Kutools for Excel can help you quickly delete all of them in one click.

With Delete Tools, you can delete charts, lines, pictures, auto shapes, smart arts, text boxes, linked OLE objects and embedded OLE objects in active worksheet, selected worksheet or all worksheets of the current workbook.

Delete all charts, lines, pictures, auto shapes, smart arts or text boxes

Delete embedded OLE objects or linked OLE objects


Click Kutools >> Delete >> Delete Illustrations & Objects. See screenshots:

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Delete any charts, lines, pictures, auto shapes, smart arts or text boxes

Maybe you have inserted many charts, lines, pictures, auto shapes, smart arts or text boxes in Excel. But now you need to remove all of them or just some of them, it will not be a good idea if you delete them one by one. With the Delete Illustrations & Objects, you can quickly finish it.

1. Select the items you need to delete, such as Charts, Pictures, Lines, Text boxes in the Delete Illustrations & Objects dialog box. Tip: you can select just one option or multiple options.

2. Specify the scope you want to delete the items, you can choose to delete them in active sheets, selected sheets or all sheets. See screenshot:

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3. Click OK to apply it. And the items you selected have been deleted.

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Delete embedded OLE objects or linked OLE objects

Sometimes, there are some embedded OLE objects and linked OLE objects inserted into the Excel file, and how could you delete them at once?

Embedded OLE objects: Applications inserted into the Excel file, when you double-click it, can directly be modified within the program in which you place it.

Linked OLE objects: Applications inserted into the Excel file, when you double-click it, can open the native file to perform any edits.

1. Select the Embedded OLE objects or Linked OLE objects items you need to delete. The check box supports multiple-selecting.

2. Specify the scope you want to delete the items, you can choose to delete them in active sheets, selected sheets or all sheets. See screenshot:

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3. Then click OK. All of embedded OLE objects or linked OLE objects have been removed from the Excel.


Notes:

This utility supports Undo, you can press Undo (Ctrl+Z) to restore this operation immediately.


Demo: Delete all Charts, text boxes and embedded OLE objects in Excel

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