can i set a custom background for a cell from external file as a fill?

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alansidman

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Re: can i set acostume back ground for a cell from external file as a fill?

Probably yes, but without more information as to what you are actually attempting it is difficult to discern.
 

nadavrock

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Re: can i set acostume back ground for a cell from external file as a fill?

i just need greater verierty in the fills i am using in excels for categories. also to have thing that catch the eye. like if i could fill a cell with red question marks. is that possible?
 

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Re: can i set acostume back ground for a cell from external file as a fill?

Again, probably yes, but if you don't give us any details, we can not provide a means to offer a solution. You will need to be specific in your explanation. Your current request is far to vague to offer up any type of solution.
 

DSCfromCFA

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Re: can i set acostume back ground for a cell from external file as a fill?

My Excel skills are not sufficient to say one way or the other with actual cells. However, you can import a background for SmartArt objects found in the Insert Menu, and an individual SmartArt object can be sized to fit into a cell and be moved and sized with that cell if the correct option is selected.
 

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