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Creating a linked picture of a range

Many users overlook a useful Excel feature that can create a live "snapshot" of a range and placing it anywhere you like.

To use this feature:

  1. Select a range of cells

  2. Choose Edit, Copy

  3. Hold down the Shift key, and then choose Edit, Paste Picture Link.

The result is an image of the selected range that will reflect any subsequent changes to the source.

This technique is great for printing noncontiguous ranges on a single page. After creating a series of linked pictures of ranges, set them to print on one page.

Note: The Paste Picture Link command is a hidden command, and it appears on the Edit menu only if you press the Shift key.