How to Insert a Logo in Excel & Google Sheets

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Last updated on September 14, 2022

This tutorial demonstrates how to insert a logo in Excel and Google Sheets.


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Lock a Logo in a Cell

One option for adding a logo into a worksheet in Excel is to insert it as a picture. To lock the logo in a cell, follow the step below.


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  1. First, select the cell where you want to put your logo.


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  1. Now in the Ribbon, go to Insert > Pictures > This device (or you can use Stock Images or Online Pictures if you are importing pictures from there).


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  1. The Insert Picture window appears. From there, choose the picture you want to insert and click Insert.


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As a result, the logo is inserted into the cell as a picture.

Insert a Logo Into the Header

You can also choose to insert a logo as a picture in the header, and it appears at the top of each page when printed.


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  1. First, in the Ribbon go to Page Layout and in the Page Setup group, click on the arrow in the bottom left corner.


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  1. When you click on it, the Page Setup window appears. Click on the Header/Footer tab and choose Custom Header.


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  1. This brings up the Header window. Choose the section (left, center, or right) where you want the logo, and click on the Insert Picture icon.


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  1. After clicking on the Insert Picture icon, the Insert Picture window appears. From there, choose the picture and click on Insert.


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  1. This takes you back to the Header window, but now with the picture in the chosen section. To scale the logo to fit, click on Format Picture.


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  1. In the Format Picture window, adjust the height and width in Scale.


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  1. After you click OK, your logo is inserted in the header. To see how it looks, in the Ribbon, go to View > Page Layout.


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When you print the file, the logo appears at the top of each page.


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Note: You can also use VBA code to insert a logo in the header.

Insert a Logo in the Header in Google Sheets

In Google Sheets, you can’t insert a picture in the header, but you can use the workaround by freezing the first row, which serves as header.

  1. Select a cell in a first row. Then in the Menu go to View > Freeze > 1 row.


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  1. Now you have – in effect – a header. To insert a logo, click on a cell where you want it to be (A1).


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  1. Now, in the Menu, go to Insert > Image > Image in cell.


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  1. The Insert image window appears. Choose Upload, then Browse to upload the picture you want to insert.


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The logo appears in the cell you selected.


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When you go to print view, you can see the final result, with the logo in the header. It appears at the top of each page you print.


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