Hide Specific Comments in Excel - Comments Will Still Display on Hover

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Hide specific comments in Excel with this macro. Comments are still visible on hovering over the cell that contains the comment. The in cell comment will just not be visible by default. The real benefit of this macro is to hide a comment that has been previously made to appear by default within the Excel spreadsheet. Hiding a comment in Excel using this method is the same as changing the comment's display properties back to default, the way in which comments are displayed when you first create or insert them.

To use this macro, you only need to replace A1 with the reference of the cell that contains the comment which you want to hide.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Excel Macro to Hide Specific Comments in Excel - Comments Will Still Display on Hover

Sub Hide_Single_Comment()
'This macro hides a single comment that is in Excel - means you will have to hover over it to read it

Range("A1").Comment.Visible = False

End Sub










How to Install the Macro
  1. Select and copy the text from within the grey box above.

  2. Open the Microsoft Excel file in which you would like the Macro to function.

  3. Press "Alt + F11" - This will open the Visual Basic Editor - Works for all Excel Versions.  Or For other ways to get there, Click Here.

  4. On the new window that opens up, go to the left side where the vertical pane is located. Locate your Excel file; it will be called VBAProject (YOUR FILE'S NAME HERE) and click this.

  5. If the Macro goes in a Module, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  6. If the Macro goes in the Workbook or ThisWorkbook, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  7. If the Macro goes in the Worksheet Code, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  8. Close the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor window and save the Excel file. When you close the Visual Basic Editor window, the regular Excel window will not close.

  9. You are now ready to run the macro.


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