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We all know that Excel takes dull number figures and makes them eye appealing in graphs and charts, but did you know that you can also jazz up graphs and charts with pictures. You can, and it’s so easy in Excel 2007. In this short tutorial, I will show you how to insert a picture in a pie chart slice.
Please Note: Before formatting the pie chart with a picture, have an idea of what picture you want to use and where you have it located in your computer so that you don’t waste time searching for it when working with the pie chart.

  1. Go to Start>Programs>Microsoft Excel. Go to Office>Open to open the Excel spreasheet where you have the pie chart saved.
  2. Find the pie chart, and click the slice of the pie chart where you want to insert the picture. Once selected, right click it and go down to Format Data Series. In the “Format Data Series” pop up window box, select the “Fill” option and click on “Select Picture.”
  3. Next, click on “File” and find the picture you want to insert within the “Insert Picture” pop up window box. Once you find the picture, hit “Insert” and click OK within the “Format Data Series” pop up window box.
  4. Now you can see the picture in the pie chart slice area that you chose.

Pretty Neat! This is just one of the many cool things you can do in Excel 2007.

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