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How to include images in Pensolve output - with Google sheets

To include an image into Pensolve output you need to format a border to the image. Unfortunately this is quite tricky in Google Sheets. This is a step-by-step guide on how to get an image to show up.

Important: Only .JPG, .JPEG, .PNG images are supported in the Pensolve output.

Graphs/Charts and other editable images are not supported

You can make a copy of the tutorial file here

1) Open Google sheets

Open Google Sheets

2) Add some calculations and open the Pensolve sidebar add-on

Add-ons>Pensolve>Show sidebar

Open Pensolve sidebar

3) Insert a drawing [Not an image, as you can not format an image]


Insert a drawing

4) Insert an image into the drawing (Remember only .jpg, .jpeg or .png files)

Insert an image

5) Add a border to the image

Add a border to the image

6) Click ‘Save & Close’

Your image should appear in Google Sheets - if it doesn’t you may need to refresh your browser or reopen the Sheets document.

7) Reposition the image

The top-left corner of your image is location where the image will appear in the Pensolve output

Add a border to the image

8) Click ‘Process to PDF’ in the Pensolve sidebar

View the PDF to see the image appear in the output in between the calculation lines for parameters ‘b’ and ‘c’.

View Pensolve output