When I export my numbers spreadsheet with photos in the column the photos do not transfer when I import it into excel. How can I do this?

  • What are you trying to do with pictures in a spreadsheet? – user479 Aug 25 '11 at 22:11
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    I have the same problem. I am making a photo directory. I am trying to export it to excel with the photos so that others can edit it too. – user13806 Nov 17 '11 at 18:09

There are two ways that an image can exist in Numbers.app, to my knowledge:

  1. Within a cell (in a table) - here, the cell has an "Image Fill";
  2. "On top of" the table.

Excel doesn't support option 1.

If you drag an image file into a Numbers spreadsheet, you'll get option 1: the image will be inserted within a cell.

Instead, in Numbers, use the Insert > Choose… menu and select the image file. You'll then get option 2, which is correctly exported to .xls format in my limited testing.

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