SOLVED

send picture to background so I can still use cells

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-2338980%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3Esend%20picture%20to%20background%20so%20I%20can%20still%20use%20cells%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-2338980%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EI%20have%20a%20technical%20drawing%20that%20I%20need%20to%20insert%20site%20specific%20dimensions.%20How%20can%20I%20send%20picture%20of%20drawing%20to%20background%20so%20I%20can%20type%20dimension%20into%20cell%3F%20Tried%20using%20%22send%20to%20back%22%20function%20but%20cells%20still%20blocked.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%20class%3D%22lia-inline-image-display-wrapper%20lia-image-align-inline%22%20image-alt%3D%22Attic%20Drawing.PNG%22%20style%3D%22width%3A%20526px%3B%22%3E%3CIMG%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fimage%2Fserverpage%2Fimage-id%2F279355iF0914142280007E9%2Fimage-size%2Flarge%3Fv%3Dv2%26amp%3Bpx%3D999%22%20role%3D%22button%22%20title%3D%22Attic%20Drawing.PNG%22%20alt%3D%22Attic%20Drawing.PNG%22%20%2F%3E%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-LABS%20id%3D%22lingo-labs-2338980%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EExcel%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-LABS%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-2339012%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20send%20picture%20to%20background%20so%20I%20can%20still%20use%20cells%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-2339012%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F1049105%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40JoeD470%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3CP%3EA%20picture%20is%20always%20on%20top%20of%20the%20cells%20layer.%20If%20you%20want%20to%20be%20able%20to%20enter%20something%20in%2Fon%20the%20picture%2C%20you%20could%20place%20text%20boxes%20with%20No%20Fill%20on%20top%20of%20the%20picture.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-2339072%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20send%20picture%20to%20background%20so%20I%20can%20still%20use%20cells%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-2339072%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F127945%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Hans%20Vogelaar%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThank%20you%20for%20the%20quick%20reply.%20Thought%20that%20might%20be%20solution%20but%20didnt%20see%20text%20box%20option.%20Found%20it%20%26amp%3B%20works%20exactly%20as%20needed.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%20class%3D%22lia-inline-image-display-wrapper%20lia-image-align-inline%22%20image-alt%3D%22JoeD470_0-1620571565200.png%22%20style%3D%22width%3A%20400px%3B%22%3E%3CIMG%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fimage%2Fserverpage%2Fimage-id%2F279361i282649A449E76197%2Fimage-size%2Fmedium%3Fv%3Dv2%26amp%3Bpx%3D400%22%20role%3D%22button%22%20title%3D%22JoeD470_0-1620571565200.png%22%20alt%3D%22JoeD470_0-1620571565200.png%22%20%2F%3E%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-2339107%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20send%20picture%20to%20background%20so%20I%20can%20still%20use%20cells%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-2339107%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F1049105%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40JoeD470%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EIt%20is%20possible%20to%20insert%20an%20image%20as%20the%20background%20to%20a%20sheet%20from%20the%20Page%20Layout%20Ribbon%20Tab.%26nbsp%3B%20Things%20to%20bear%20in%20mind%20are%20that%20this%20creates%20a%20tiled%20background%20so%20any%20image%20free%20part%20of%20the%20worksheet%20has%20to%20be%20achieved%20by%20having%20white%20space%20within%20the%20inserted%20image.%26nbsp%3B%20You%20would%20also%20need%20to%20hide%20the%20rows%2Fcolumns%20beyond%20the%20image%20boundary.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EIt%20could%20work%2C%20but%20overlaid%20images%20or%20text%20boxes%20would%20be%20more%20reliable.%26nbsp%3B%20e.g.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%20class%3D%22lia-inline-image-display-wrapper%20lia-image-align-inline%22%20image-alt%3D%22image.png%22%20style%3D%22width%3A%20996px%3B%22%3E%3CIMG%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fimage%2Fserverpage%2Fimage-id%2F279365iE63A97DA139E7853%2Fimage-size%2Flarge%3Fv%3Dv2%26amp%3Bpx%3D999%22%20role%3D%22button%22%20title%3D%22image.png%22%20alt%3D%22image.png%22%20%2F%3E%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E
New Contributor

I have a technical drawing that I need to insert site specific dimensions. How can I send picture of drawing to background so I can type dimension into cell? Tried using "send to back" function but cells still blocked.

 

Attic Drawing.PNG

3 Replies
best response confirmed by allyreckerman (Microsoft)
Solution

@JoeD470 

A picture is always on top of the cells layer. If you want to be able to enter something in/on the picture, you could place text boxes with No Fill on top of the picture.

@Hans Vogelaar 

Thank you for the quick reply. Thought that might be solution but didnt see text box option. Found it & works exactly as needed.

 

JoeD470_0-1620571565200.png

 

@JoeD470 

It is possible to insert an image as the background to a sheet from the Page Layout Ribbon Tab.  Things to bear in mind are that this creates a tiled background so any image free part of the worksheet has to be achieved by having white space within the inserted image.  You would also need to hide the rows/columns beyond the image boundary. 

 

It could work, but overlaid images or text boxes would be more reliable.  e.g.

image.png