Get Comment Text from Cell Comments in Excel - UDF

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This free Excel UDF outputs all text from a comment in Excel. This benefit of this UDF is that it doesn't display the comment author's name. This means that you will only see the actual comment text and not who wrote the comment. This is useful if you don't care who wrote the comments or if you don't share your workbook and so all of the comments are yours.

This function will only output comment text, so make sure to point the range cell reference to a cell that contains a comment.

Where to install the macro:  Module

UDF to Get Comment Text from Cell Comments in Excel

Function GETCOMMTEXT(rCommentCell As Range)

Dim cmnt As String

On Error Resume Next

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

GETCOMMTEXT = Right(cmnt, Len(cmnt) - InStr(1, cmnt, ":", vbTextCompare))

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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