Hide Comments in Excel Partially - Comment Indicator Shows and Will Display on Hover

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Hide comments in Excel with this macro. Comment indicators will still appear in the cells and users will also be able to view the comments when hovering over a cell that contains a comment.

This macro serves as a way to put comments back to their default behavior in Excel and is great to use when you have a lot of comments set to permanently show within a workbook. This macro allows you to quickly reset comment display behavior throughout the entire workbook in Excel.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Excel Macro to Hide Comments in Excel Partially - Comment Indicator Shows and Will Display on Hover

Sub Display_Comments_Indicator_Only()

Application.DisplayCommentIndicator = xlCommentIndicatorOnly

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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