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Create an interactive picture (Intermediate level)

As an educator, you may like to develop a worksheet or note explaining a concept with which you would like your learners to interact. You could use Microsoft Excel for this purpose to add an image and label it by inserting comments.

By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:

Download an example - Resize cells
- Insert a background image in a spreadsheet worksheet
- Hide columns
- Insert comments in a spreadsheet
- Hide gridlines in a spreadsheet

Create your own interacive picture - one which you will find useful. Alternatively, follow this example. To do so you would typically work through the following steps:

1. Start Microsoft Excel. See how »
2. Set the margins: Set the margins to 0.
3. Resize the cells: The smaller your cell width and height, the easier it is to exactly place a label on the bacground picture. See how »
4. Save the spreadsheet: Remember to save your work at regular intervals. See how »
5. Insert a pictures on sheet: The picture will be the focus of the activity. It should be of a good quality and size. See how »
6. Mask unwanted parts of the background: The picture will tile your sheet, so you ned to mask out unwanted copies of it. See how »
7. Insert comments: The comments could be notes or questions, preferably not a "fill in the blank space" activity. See how »
8. Hide the gridlines: You can hide unwanted gridlines on the page. See how »
9. Save the worksheet. See how »

Related scenarios

» Create an interactive worksheet
» Create a graph
» Create a simple worksheet

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