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Excel private note annotating a cell (Excel iOS)

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Rolandhz
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I do not want some cell annotations to be available to others. If I am making an invoice, sometimes I would like to add a private note to myself which I do not want a client to see. Is this not possible?

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@Rolandhz 

I think you could only do this with VBA

To hide comments

Application.DisplayCommentIndicator = xlNoIndicator

To show comments

Application.DisplayCommentIndicator = xlCommentIndicatorOnly

@Rolandhz 

Hi Please see below. Hope it helps. Select File, Options, Advance and under display section the option will be available. 

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@Rolandhz 

Hi,

Showing or Hiding the comments and/or the indicator by changing options from the Excel Options dialog box, can be reversed from the review Tab of the Ribbon. 

Comments are seen by HOVERING.

If you want to add a comment that YOU only can access, there is a work around that limitation by doing the following:

  1. Select the Cell where you want the comment
  2. Go to Data Tab >> Data Validation >> Second Tab "Input Message" >> Type your message.
  3. Your message appears as if it's a comment but it only pops up when Selecting the Cell
  4. Now you need to protect the worksheet while preventing cell selection:
    1. Review Tab >> Protect Sheet
    2. Provide a Password >> Confirm the Password
    3. UnCheck the box for "Select Locked Cells" >> OK

You are the only one who could select the cell (so long as you can unprotect the sheet) and accordingly read the comment.

Hope that helps

Nabil Mourad

 

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