How to Insert Clip Art in a Microsoft Excel Worksheet

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In Brief...

A large library of Clip Art, including drawings, videos, sounds, and photographs, is available from Inserting Clip Art into an Excel worksheet can be done in just a few simple steps.

This feature works the same in Microsoft Excel 2013 and 2016.


  1. From the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Online Pictures (in Excel 2007/2010, this option is called Clip Art).
    Online Pictures

  2. In the Insert Pictures dialog box that appears:
    1. Type in your search word(s) and press Return.
    2. View the results of your search.
      Insert Pictures Dialog Box

  3. Double-click one of the results to add it to your worksheet.
  4. Resize the image and/or cell to fit the image into your worksheet.
  5. In Word 2007/2010, you will use the Clip Art dialog box that appears at the right to search for and select clip art files.

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