I need to insert a picture into an excel cell comment box. Example of what I mean here.
Is there a way to do this with an existing python library?
Xlsx writer allows you to change the background color of a comment box, but it appears there is no solution for inserting a picture.
YOu can insert picture in spreadsheet using xlsxwriter. Check out this, it might help you to solve your issue.
I wanted the same feature yet I couldn’t find it in any python library.
I ended up using Excels “Macro” feature, you can find it under the “Developer” tab
which you need to enable in File -> Options -> Customize Ribbon; it can be found on the right side amongst the Main Tabs.
After you select “Macro”, give it a name and hit create it should create the sub for
you where you can write this Visual Basic code:
Sub addPic() ' ' Macro3 Macro ' Dim pic_file As String Dim pic_resolution As Long Dim pict As Object If ActiveCell.Comment Is Nothing Then ActiveCell.AddComment pic_file = Application.GetOpenFilename("GIF (*.GIF), *.GIF", Title:="Select chord picture: ") Set pict = CreateObject("WIA.ImageFile") pict.loadfile pic_file pic_resolution = pict.VerticalResolution With ActiveCell.Comment.Shape .Fill.Visible = msoTrue .Fill.UserPicture (pic_file) .Height = pict.Height / pic_resolution * 96 .Width = pict.Width / pic_resolution * 96 End With Set pict = Nothing ActiveCell.Comment.Visible = False End Sub
You can change the .GIF extension and resolution to whatever you need.
Finally you should pick a keyboard shortcut which you can select
under Macro->(Select your macro)->Options