#notes missing in #excelonline

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Can someone maybe help me? In our organization we're using Sharepoint to share Excel sheets. Some colleagues use Excel Online to add comments, which are now always inserted as Threaded Comments. Whenever another colleague opens that same sheet with Excel (client) 2016 and wants to read the Comments added, all of the display space is occupied by some useless text:

"[Threaded comment]

Your version of Excel allows you to read this threaded comment; however, any edits to it will get removed if the file is opened in a newer version of Excel. Learn more: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=870924"

I have two questions:

  1. How can the insertion of this text be suppressed?
  2. How can Excel Online users insert Notes instead of (Threaded) Comments? The Notes button is not available in the Ribbon (neither in the Insert nor in the Review tab) and not in the context menu.


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