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Windows 7: How to edit/delete "Comments" in Excel 2010 Starter?

23 Dec 2012   #1
sunsetlover

Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
How to edit/delete "Comments" in Excel 2010 Starter?

I'm working with a 1997-2003 Compatibility View spreadsheet in Excel Starter and I use Comments (the little windows to pop-up when you hover the mouse over a cell) throughout.

I don't see how to edit or delete them, when I right-click, it only gives me "show/hide" them.

Thanks!


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24 Dec 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Try showing it, then click inside the comment box and start editing.

Regards,
Golden
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29 Dec 2012   #3
sunsetlover

Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks very much Golden. I also found out you can delete the Comment entirely.

But how to create a new one? Comments are not supported in Excel 2010?
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29 Dec 2012   #4
Saurabh A

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi sunsetlover,

'Excel Starter 2010' does not support this feature.

You may want to take a glance at the features that 'Excel Starter 2010' does not support: Excel features that are not fully supported in Excel Starter - Office Starter - Office.com

Do reply if you have any further questions; glad to assist.
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14 Jan 2013   #5
sunsetlover

Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks a lot Saurabh,
I work a lot with Comments on some old workbooks, is there a way to add a description on specific cells? Which alternative way would you choose?
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15 Jan 2013   #6
Saurabh A

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi sunsetlover,

I tried but was unable to find any work-around to insert comments in 'Excel Starter 2010'.

Only an 'upgraded version' of 'Office' offers that feature. Alternatively you may want to explore Apache OpenOffice - The Free and Open Productivity Suite (Available for free download). It includes a 'spreadsheet software' called 'Calc' and may serve the purpose.

You may take a glance at its features: OpenOffice Calc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Do reply if you have any further questions; would be glad to assist.
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