Jan 30 2019 01:08 AM
Jan 30 2019 01:08 AM
I've got many notes (the yellow non-threaded formerly called comments) in my excel sheets. Since the latest software update I can not display/view my notes anymore.
The cells containing note still show the red triangle-mark, but the note does not show up when I mouse over. By clicking "show all notes" in the ribbon menu, it will just only show the connection lines between cell and invisible note rectangle. But I can not access view or even edit the notes.
Also right click on the cell -> edit note does not show anything.
is there a fix or at least a workaround existing?
macos: high sierra,
excel (office 365) version 16.21.1 (190123)
Feb 06 2019 01:35 AM
I have just discovered the same issue. No option to add or edit notes either ... only comments (which I don't need).
Feb 07 2019 09:00 AM
I have same issue. It looks like MS was nudging users off the old yellow notes feature (which I use a LOT) toward the "comments" side-bar approach. I hate it when developers get a "good idea" and force us to change, especially with no notice or transition support. This is a HUGE pain. But, will MS notice? I doubt it.
Mar 10 2019 12:36 AM
I have faced this problem recently.
Only "Delete Note" option is available in context menu.
If you want to add a new note, please go to the Review menu, the Note option is listed there.
Sep 25 2019 09:30 AM
I have had this problem too. What I found worked was to copy the cell to a new tab. The Note will show up there (though I had to move the frame buttons to make the square visible). Then I copied the cell back to the original tab. This fixed the issue for me. Hope this helps.
Apr 21 2020 01:33 PM
Update: I realize this is an old thread, but I 'Unhid' all the rows. After I did that, I was able to right click and edit the notes.
Jan 06 2021 09:52 AM - edited Jan 06 2021 10:04 AM
I am using a PC but have been having a very similar issue. I have discovered that when I open my SS I can hover over the red triangle and the Note contents will show. But, as soon as I access a hyperlink... and return to my SS... the Note will no longer display when I hover. My only work around is to close and then re-open my SS.
I have reported this twice. But, so far... no response.
Feb 03 2021 07:38 AM
I went into - review - notes - drop down and selected "convert to comments"
There will be a column that will open and as you select the cell where the note/comment is, the comment box will be highlighted...
Not what we want like before, be that sort of works.
Feb 03 2021 07:53 AM
Actually, I reported the problem to Microsoft. Then a couple weeks ago I received an email saying I had a private message from them. I could never find the message. But, then I noticed the problem was fixed. I can now hover over and view the contents of the note. Even after I have accessed a hyperlink. I then remembered that there was a MS update a few days previous to the email from MS. So, maybe that was the fix. Not sure. But it works now. So, I am happy!!
Aug 24 2021 08:33 AM