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How to Insert Pictures to a Header in Word and Excel -2023

Insert Images to the Header in Word, Excel, and PPT

Inserting a picture into the header makes it easier to relate to the content of the document. To insert pictures into a header in Word and Excel, follow the four methods below:

Method 1: Insert Pictures into a Header in Word:

Double-tap or click on the top of a page to open the header and footer tools design tab.

Double tap or click on the header or footer area of the any page in Word
Double-tap or click on the header or footer area of any page in Word

Drag a picture from your computer and drop it into the header or footer.

Drag a picture from the computer and drop it to the header or footer
Drag a picture from the computer and drop it into the header or footer

Method 2: Add Images to a Header:

Or on the Insert tab, click the drop-down arrow of the Header and select any one style, then select the pre-formatted header style and remove it.

Select any built in header format
Select any built-in header format

Now on the “Header and Footer” tools tab, in the “Insert” group, click “Pictures” to open a picture browse screen.

Click Picture on the Header and Footer tools
Click Picture on the Header and Footer tools

Using the picture browse screen, browse for any picture you want and insert it.

Browse a Picture from your computer and insert it to the Header or Footer
Browse a Picture from your computer and insert it into the Header or Footer

Positioning a Header Image:

After inserting the picture, shrink the image size to fit the original height of the Header.

Resize the image height to match the default height of the header.
Resize the image height to match the default height of the header.

To position a picture, click the “Layout Options” icon, which is on the top right side of the image

Header image layout options
Header image layout options

Under “With text wrapping,” select one of the options and close the image “Layout Options.”

Now move the image anywhere you want in the header.

Lastly, double-click within the page or click “Header & Footer” Tools, and then click “Close Header and Footer”.

Final Step to Insert Pictures to a Header in Word
Final Step to Insert Pictures into a Header in Word

Method 1: How to Insert Images into a Header in Excel:

On the “Insert” tab, click “Text” and select “Header and Footer” in Microsoft Excel

Select the Header and Footer on the Insert Tab
Select the Header and Footer on the Insert Tab

On the “Header & Footer” tools, in the “Header & Footer Elements” group, click the “Picture”

Click the Picture on the Header and Footer tools in Excel
Click the Picture on the Header and Footer tools in Excel

Now select one of the options on the “Insert Pictures” dialogue box, and then search for, select, and insert the picture you want.

Browse a Picture and insert it to the Header or Footer in Excel
Browse a Picture and insert it into the Header or Footer in Excel

After the above step, to resize a picture to fit the default header height, click “Picture Format”, then scale the height and width accordingly, and then click “OK”.

Click the Picture Format, then scale the height and width accordingly
Click the Picture Format, then scale the height and width accordingly

To see if the picture fits in the header or footer, uncheck the header and click somewhere on the sheet.

Insert picture to the header in excel
Insert a picture into the header in excel

Method 2: How to Insert Pictures into a Header in Excel:

Click on the “View” tab, and then click “Page Layout” in the “Workbook Views” group.

Click the Page Layout on the View Tab in MS Excel
Click the Page Layout on the View Tab in MS Excel

Then click one of the header or footer parts from the left, center, or right.

On the “Header & Footer” tools, in the “Header & Footer Elements” group, click the “Picture”

Now select one of the options on the “Insert Pictures” dialogue box, and then search for, select, and insert a picture you want.

After the above step, to resize a picture to fit the default header height, click “Picture Format”, then scale the height and width accordingly, and then click “OK”.

To see if the picture fits in the header or footer, uncheck the header and click somewhere on the sheet.

How to Insert Pictures into a Header in Word

1. Double-tab or click on the top of a page to open the header and footer tools design tab.
2. Drag a picture from your computer and drop it into the header or footer.

Can you explain how to include pictures in a header for Word and Excel?

In Word, navigate to “Insert,” select “Header,” and then “Pictures.” In Excel, access “Page Layout,” choose “Header & Footer,” and click “Insert Picture.”

Can you guide me through inserting images in the header?

In Word, click “Insert,” pick “Header,” select “Pictures,” choose the image, and adjust its appearance.

What’s the method for adding pictures to a header?

In Word, click “Insert,” select “Header,” click “Pictures,” choose your image, and adjust its position and size.

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