Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Important Note that the name attributed to a comment might not be the same as the name
of the person who actually created it. Access controls, such as those that require users to enter
account names and passwords when they access a computer, can help track the person who
made a comment or change.
You can add a comment to a cell by clicking the cell, clicking the Review tab, and then
clicking New Comment. When you do, the comment lag appears in the cell, and a
comment box appears next to the cell. You can type the comment in the box and,
when you’re done, click another cell to close the box. When you point to the cell that
contains the comment, the comment appears next to the cell.
If you want a comment to be shown the entire time the workbook is open, click the cell
that contains the comment, click the Review tab and then, in the Comments group, click
Show/Hide Comment. You can hide the comment by clicking the same button when the
comment appears in the workbook, and delete the comment by clicking the Review tab
and then, in the Comments group, clicking Delete. Or you can open the comment for
editing by clicking Edit Comment in the Comments group.
Troubleshooting The appearance of buttons and groups on the ribbon changes depending
on the width of the program window. For information about changing the appearance of
the ribbon to match our screen images, see “Modifying the Display of the Ribbon” at the
beginning of this topic.
Important When someone other than the original user edits a comment, that person’s input
is marked with the new user’s name and is added to the original comment.