Formatting comments

Excel 365 2016 2013 2010 2007
Like a common text, any comments can be formatted: Excel represents many allows you to customize most aspects of its appearance, including color, border, and margins.
Examples of comments in Excel 2003

To format a comment, do the following:

   1.   Right-click the cell with comment and choose Edit Comment in the popup menu:

Cells popup in Excel 2003

   2.   Select the text in the comment.

   3.   Use the commands in the Formatting toolbar to make changes to the comment's appearance:

Text editing groups in Excel 2003

   4.   For even more formatting options, right-click the comment's border and choose Format Comment... from the shortcut menu:

Comment popup in Excel 2003

   5.   In the Format Comment dialog box, change the comment appearance, including color, border, and margins:

Format Comment in Excel 2003

To display an image inside a comment, follow next steps:

   1.   Right-click the cell and choose Edit Comment in the popup menu.

   2.   Right-click the comment's border and choose Format Comment....

   3.   In the Format Comment dialog box, on the Colors and Lines tab, click the Color drop-down list and select Fill Effects:

Comment color in Excel 2003

   4.   In the Fill Effects dialog box, click the Picture tab and then click the Select Picture button to specify a graphics file:

Fill Effects in Excel 2003

See also Changing a comment shape.

Please, disable AdBlock and reload the page to continue

Today, 30% of our visitors use Ad-Block to block ads.We understand your pain with ads, but without ads, we won't be able to provide you with free content soon. If you need our content for work or study, please support our efforts and disable AdBlock for our site. As you will see, we have a lot of helpful information to share.

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information you’ve provided to them or they’ve collected from your use of their services.

Learn more