How To Insert A Sheet Background in An Excel Workbook?

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In Microsoft Excel, we can set a Picture as a Sheet Background. This Sheet Background will be used only for display purposes and cannot be printed. Because a Sheet Background cannot be printed, therefore cannot be used as a Watermark. In a next post of mine I will describe how to insert a Watermark in an Excel Spreadsheet. For now, I will be describing How To Insert A Sheet Background in An Excel Spreadsheet. Just keep on reading the post below.

How To Insert A Background on a Spreadsheet in Excel

We must select the Page Layout tab and then locate the area of the ribbon in the middle which is named Page Setup. Once located, we select the command Background as shown in the image below.

How To Insert A Background in Excel

Once we select the Background command, the Insert Pictures dialog box appears as shown below. We have the choices to Insert a Picture either From A File, Bing Image Search and OneDrive.

How To Insert A Background in Excel

We select where we want to Insert the Picture from one of the above options and that is it. As we can see in the image below, the Picture that I have selected is now Set as a Background. As mentioned above, the Worksheet Background doesn’t print out, but it is only for display purposes.

How To Insert A Background in Excel

If we want to remove the Background, we must follow the same procedure as before. Meaning, that we must select the Page Layout tab, locate the area of the ribbon named Page Layout, where we notice now that the Background command has changed to Delete Background as we can see in the image below.

How To Insert A Background in Excel

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