Cell contents visible through AutoShape

rleigh

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Is there a way to make the contents of a cell visible through an AutoShape or a drawn shape that is imported shape from another program? The only option I can find is to have it appear as a sheet background or to make the shape transparent.

I would greatly appreciate any help on this.
 

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Dufus

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rleigh,

My options include "No Fill" for Format Auto Shape... Would that work?

Dufus
 

rleigh

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Thanks but I would like to have the shape have some color, hence "no fill" is not an option. Also, as I foolishly forgot to say before, I would like to have the contents of multiple cells show through.
 

Dufus

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If you're saying you want a technique similar to the example you posted a link to, try creating a cell in your worksheet that concatenates all the values you want to show in the shape and set the link to that cell.

Dufus
 

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