Hide Comments in Excel Completely - Even Indicators Will not Appear

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Hide all comments in an Excel workbook. No indicators will be displayed and comments will not appear when you hover over or select a cell that contains a comment. The comments will remain within the Excel file and the same cells as before however, the user will not be able to see or read the comments. Also, the user will not be able to un-hide the comment unless they have access menu commands in Excel. However, the user will be able to edit the comment. As a result, this is not the best method to use to completely protect your comments from a user.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Excel Macro to Hide Comments in Excel Completely - Even Indicators Will not Appear

Sub Hide_Comments_in_Workbook_Completely()

'This macro hides the comments and comment indicators - users wont know there is a comment within the excel workbook
Application.DisplayCommentIndicator = xlNoIndicator

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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