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Tutorial – MS Excel – How to Add Comments to a Cell in an Excel Sheet

Updated on May 18, 2017
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Comments can be added to cells in an excel sheet to add extra information or notes corresponding to the cell. This hub describes a step by step procedure on how to add comments to a cell in an excel sheet. The hub also explains how to show/hide the comments.


1. Assume this is your initial data.

2. To add comments to a cell, right-click on a cell and click on ‘Insert Comment’.

3. A small pop-up appears just beside the cell with an arrow attached to it. Type the notes or comments in this area. When you are done typing the comments just click anywhere outside the comment block. The comments will be saved and by default the comments pop-up will be hidden.

4. This is how a cell with comments looks like. The top right corner of the cell is colored in red.

5. To show comments of a particular cell, right-click on the cell and select ‘Show/hide comments’

6. The comments will be shown.

7. To hide comments of a particular cell, right-click on the cell and select ‘Hide comments’. This will hide the comments attached to that cell.

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