The first column of my worksheet contains inserted pictures from a file. I would like to sort the worksheet based upon criteria in different columns. When I try, the sort changes the positions of the inserted pictures. They do not necessarily follow the row in which they were placed. The pictures are not tied or locked to the cell in which they were placed. I have tried locking and protecting the cells and rows and worksheet. Nothing works. When I protect the rows, Excel does not allow me to sort. How can I lock the inserted picture into the cell in which it was placed and then lock that cell to the row in which it is contained. Then, will this allow me to sort the rows of the worksheet without the pictures moving? In other words, if I sort the rows, I want the inserted picture to follow the cell and row into which it was originally placed...not move to a different row.