How to Stop a Picture from Printing in Excel for Office 365

This guide is going to show you how to change the settings for a picture in Microsoft Excel so that the picture doesn’t print. We will give a brief overview of the steps at the beginning of this article, then continue the article with additional information, as well as pictures for the steps.

  1. Open the spreadsheet in Excel.
  2. Click the picture to select it.
  3. Right-click the picture, then choose the Size and Properties option.
  4. Click the arrow to the left of Properties to expand the menu.
  5. Click the box to the left of Print object to remove the check mark.

Adding a picture to a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel can be a helpful way to give readers of that spreadsheet more information. But printing a spreadsheet with a picture, or a lot of pictures, may use a lot of ink, or you may only have a black and white printer when your pictures are in color.

Our tutorial in this article will show you how to adjust a setting for an Excel picture so that the picture isn’t included when you print the spreadsheet.

How to Exclude a Picture from Printing in Microsoft Excel

The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Excel for Office 365. By completing the steps in this guide you will be stopping a picture in your spreadsheet from printing. The rest of the content in the spreadsheet will still print normally.

Step 1: Open the spreadsheet with the picture in Microsoft Excel.

Step 2: Click on the picture that you don’t want to print.

click on picture to select it

Step 3: Right-click the selected picture, then choose the Size and Properties option.

open the picture's Size and Properties menu

Step 4: Click the arrow to the left of Properties in the column at the right side of the window.

expand the Properties menu

Step 5: Click the box to the left of Print object to clear the check mark.

how to stop a picture from printing in Microsoft Excel
Yield: Stops a picture from printing in Excel

How to Stop a Picture from Printing in Microsoft Excel for Office 365

How to Stop a Picture from Printing in Microsoft Excel for Office 365

This guide is going to show you where to find the setting in Excel that will stop a picture in your spreadsheet from printing.

Prep Time 1 minute
Active Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Materials

  • Excel file with a picture

Tools

  • Microsoft Excel for Office 365

Instructions

  1. Open the spreadsheet in Excel.
  2. Click the picture to select it.
  3. Right-click the picture, then choose the Size and Properties option.
  4. Click the arrow to the left of Properties to expand the menu.
  5. Click the box to the left of Print object to remove the check mark.

Notes

This only affects the picture that you select. Any other pictures in your spreadsheet will still print.

Would you like your spreadsheet readers to be able to click your picture and have it open a Web page? Find out how to hyperlink picture in Excel to achieve that behavior.

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