Add a Picture to an Excel Comment

Things have been hectic this week. I got a new laptop, with Window 8, and have spent hours installing software, and getting all my settings the way I like them.

I’ve also installed the latest version of Excel 2013, and am using it for my daily work, so there’s lots of new stuff to play with and learn.

Add a Picture to an Excel Comment Update

While moving files to my new computer, I’ve found a few things that need updating, like this Picture in a Comment video. I made the previous video in May 2008, when Excel still had a Toolbar. Do you remember those days? Winking smile

Anyway, here is the video showing how you can put a picture into a popup comment, instead of text. I used it to show my company logo, when you point to the cell that contains my company name.


Watch the Video

To see the steps for adding a picture to a comment in Excel 2010, please watch this short video tutorial.


For written instructions, and more comment tips, please visit my Contextures website: Excel Comments – Tips


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5 Responses

  1. Maxime M says:

    Great tips!

  2. Ragul says:

    Haha! I did not know that i can do that in Excel. Thanks.

  3. Mike says:

    Your opening comments indicate Excel 2013 and a video, but the only video I see is for Excel 2010. Not the same process in Excel 2013. If you have that process, please post. Thanks! Great info!!!!

  4. Jeff B. says:

    Thanks for sharing. Comments are great way to embed images too, our company uses Picture Manager for Excel which quickly inserts and automatically sizes the product images next to description and availability etc… If anyone is interested in efficient way to manage pictures in Excel for personal or business use, this tool is highly recommended! For complete details and download check their web site at

  5. .... says:

    The macro in created a bunch of pictures in the folder AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART, and Excel opens ALL OF THEM as plain text every time I open any document. I had to go into that folder and delete them all.

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