Share & co-author

Add and review comments

Your browser does not support video. Install Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, or Internet Explorer 9.

Try it!

Add comments to cells to explain what the cells contain.

Add a comment

  1. Right-click a cell and click Insert Comment.

  2. In the comment box, type your comment.

  3. Click outside the comment box.

    The comment box disappears, but a red comment indicator remains. To see the comment, hover over the cell.

    Tip: To format your comment, highlight the text you want to change, right-click on the comment and choose Format Comment.

Review comments

  • Select the Review tab, and click Next or Previous to see each comment in sequence.

See all comments at once

  • Select Review > Show All Comments to show or hide comments.

    You may need to move or resize overlapping comments.

    Note: Select Review > Show/Hide Comment to show or hide individual comments.

Move a comment

  • Drag the border of the comment box.

Resize a comment

  • Drag one of the handles on the sides or corners of the comment box.

Want more?

Add a comment

Discover more Excel training at LinkedIn Learning

Expand your Office skills
Explore training
Got It
Get instant Excel help
Connect to an expert now
Subject to Got It terms and conditions

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.