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Formatting comments

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.

Changing a comment shape

Normally, cell comments are rectangular, but you can give a cell comment any shape you want:

Center text across multiple columns

You can make a worksheet more visually appealing and easier to read by centering text across multiple columns. Often you do this by merging and centering the merged cells, but it is not the only option.

How to insert cell content to the shape

If you are creating chart or diagram in Excel with shapes, you might need to update the shape text automatically depending on the value in a particular cell.

How to change columns to rows and vice versa

In some cases, you may want to change columns and rows in your data range for more convenient and impressive view. Excel proposes the fast and simple way to change columns and rows in the data range.

How to count cells by criteria

Use COUNTIF if you need to sum values for a particular person or other criterion.

How to sum cells by criteria

Use SUMIF if you need to sum values for a particular person or other criterion.

Hide formulas from appearing in the edit bar

Usually you can view a formula in the Excel cell when cell is selected, but you can protect spreadsheet to hide formulas in some cells.

Print comments

If your worksheet contains comments, you can print them as they appear on the sheet or at the end of the sheet.

How to hide/display comment indicators

When a comment has been inserted in a cell, the little red triangle is being displayed to indicate a comment in a cell. This tip is how to hide/display this indicator.