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How to Add Alternative Text (Alt. Text) to Excel (Microsoft 365 Web App)

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How to Add Alt. Text to Images, Shapes, and Icons

This is all the same no matter which one is chosen.

Right Select the Image, Shape, or Icon

SNHU image in background with drop-down menu from right clicking on the image.

Select “Alt. Text”

Online excel alt. text button in the drop-down menu.

Explain What the Image, Shape, Icon, or Graph is

The online excel alt. text menu for adding a description and the words “The SNHU logo” inside of the box.

In this example you could say “The SNHU logo.” An article how to create useful alt. text can be found How to create Alternative Text.

How to Add Alt. Text to Graphs and Table

Right Select on The Graph

A graph in the background with a drop-down menu from right clicking on the graph.

Select “Alt. Text”

The alt. text button.

Explain What he Graph Shows in the Description Box

Graph with a straight line go to the corner for an example of screen steps article.
The online excel alt. text menu for adding a description and the words “The time it takes during the study for the trial to be completed. As the trials increase also does the time” inside of the box.

Include some important information from it. For this quick example “The time it takes during the study for the trial to be completed. As the trials increase also does the time.”

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Video for why it is important to add alt. text to image (00:02:20)

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