Get Text from Comments in Excel Including the Author of the Comment - UDF

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Output all text from a cell comment, including comment author, with this UDF in Excel. This UDF (user defined function) has only one argument and is very easy to use. Simply, point the range argument to a cell that contains a comment and then hit enter. This function in Excel will then return all of the text and the author's name from the comment. The author's name is just the default text that appears in bold before the text in a comment.

If you want a UDF for Excel that returns only the comment text, without the author, check out the other UDF on this website that does that.

Where to install the macro:  Module

UDF to Get Text from Comments in Excel Including the Author of the Comment

Function GETCOMMTEXTWITHAUTH(rCommentCell As Range)

Dim cmnt As String

On Error Resume Next

cmnt = WorksheetFunction.Clean(rCommentCell.Comment.Text)

GETCOMMTEXTWITHAUTH = cmnt

On Error GoTo 0

End Function








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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