Remove info box - Please help!

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Can someone please advise how to remove the highlighted 'info box' in the image below? I cannot seem to figure out how to remove it. It appears whenever I click on a number in the excel sheet!



Thank you,


9 Replies


This is a message from the data validation dialogue and has been placed by the author of the spreadsheet. You shouldn't remove it without consulting with him/her first.


@Detlef Lewin
I am the owner of the spreadsheet. I simply copied some info from another spreadsheet to start working on the one I have created. It's a personal spreadsheet I use to keep track of the sales I generate vs my sales targets.


If you are the author of the spreadsheet then you should know what is in it. Even when copy from another spreadsheet.


@Detlef Lewin
Dude... If you have a solution for me then please provide one. Otherwise, please STOP wasting my time. I am genuinely frustrated with that box appearing on the spreadsheet all the time and you are not helping in any way!
I gave the solution in my first answer.
Would you please upload the workbook so we can check it.
best response confirmed by zimzi86 (Occasional Contributor)


Please be polite!

Select the cell or cells where this happens.

Click 'Data Validation' on the Data tab of the ribbon.

Click 'Clear All'.

@Jihad Al-Jarady 

Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, I cannot share the spreadsheet as it has got customer data and company sales financials on it.

@Hans Vogelaar... Thank you for posting the solution. I will give it a go.