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Saturday, October 10, 2009

How to use Excel to Design your Basic Picture Dishcloth

How to use Excel to Design your Basic Picture Dishcloth
Cora Shaw-October 2009 copyright©

Step 1: Choose you Sample Picture (In my case I choose a simple picture-The Triangle with a circle)

Original Picture

Then enlarge the picture:

Sample Picture

Step 2: You will need to open up a Microsoft Excel Workbook, then you will need to adjust the Columns.

Step 1

Adjust Columns to 2.00 (19 Pixels)

Step 2

Continue adjusting the columns so that it is bigger than your intended picture.

Step 3

Step 4: Now you will choose the background so you can fill in the cells with color.

Step 4a

Now put your picture in that you want to use as a chart.

Step 4b

Step 5: Now you will start to fill in with the highlight color in the cell. Click on the paint pot in the tool bar

Tool Bar

Step 5

Continue Filling in the colors.

Step 6

Step 7: You will want to check to see how the design is coming along.

Step 7

I found the line at the bottom of the triangle to be too thick once I removed the background picture.

Step 8

So I removed the second line and continued to fill in the rest of the color.

Step 9

Step 10: This is how the chart will look with the background still on.

Step 9

Step 11: This is what it looks like without the background picture.

Step 10

Step12: You will need to adjust the amount of color to get the final chart.

Final Chart:

Now you are ready to put the Chart into a Document. IF you have any question please feel free to contact me at

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