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How to only copy comments from cells to another in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2013-09-25

When you want to only copy comments from a range of cells to another range of cells, you can quickly do that by the following tricks.

Only copy comments from cells with Paste Special in Excel

Only copy comments from cells with VBA

Only copy comments from cells with Kutools for Excel


arrow blue right bubble Only copy comments from cells with Paste Special in Excel

1. Select the cells you want to copy the comments;

2. Right click and select Copy;

3. Select a cell of the paste range, and right click to select Paste Special;

4. In the Paste Special dialog box, check Comments, and click OK. See screenshot:

And then only the comments in the selected range have been pasted into the cells.

Tip: Do not press ENTER after you click OK. If you do, the entire cells within the values are copied to the paste range


arrow blue right bubble Only copy comments from cells with VBA

1. Hold ALT button and press F11 on the keyboard to open a Microsoft Visual Basic for Application window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and copy the VBA into the module.

VBA: Copy comments from cells only

Sub CopyComments()
'Update 20130815
Dim CopyRng As Range, PasteRng As Range
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set CopyRng = Application.Selection
Set CopyRng = Application.InputBox("Ranges to be copied :", xTitleId, CopyRng.Address, Type:=8)
Set PasteRng = Application.InputBox("Paste to (single cell):", xTitleId, Type:=8)
CopyRng.Copy
PasteRng.Parent.Activate
PasteRng.PasteSpecial xlPasteComments
Application.CutCopyMode = False
End Sub

 

3. Click Run button or press F5 to run the VBA. And a dialog is displayed on the screen, and you can select the cells you want to copy the comments. See screenshot:

4. Click Ok and another dialog is displayed for you to select a cell or range to paste the result. See screenshot:

6. Click Ok, then only the cells' comments are pasted into the selected cell. See screenshot:


arrow blue right bubble Only copy comments from cells with Kutools for Excel

Kutools for Excel' Copy Ranges function is a good choice for you to only copy and paste the comments.

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Please apply Copy Ranges function by clicking Kutools > Copy Ranges. See screenshot:

1. Select the cells you want to only copy the comments.

2. Click Kutools > Copy Ranges, a dialog is displayed on the screen, check Comments in the dialog, see screenshot:

3. And then click OK. Another dialog is displayed for you to select a cell or range to paste the result. See screenshot:

4. Click Ok, and only the comments is paste in the selected cell. See screenshot:

Note: You can also copy cells' comments and paste them into another worksheet.

With Kutools for Excel' Copy Ranges, you can only copy values, formulas as well.

Click here to know more about Copy Ranges.


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Cuando elimino la celda que copie, se borra el comentario en la celda pegada. ¿Hay forma de que se pegue el comentario y se quede aún cuando borro la celda del copiado?.
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Thank you so much for the informative post. I forgot about Rsync after using it many years ago. Your post contains lots of valuable information.

Fast copy
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Thank you!
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Always good to be reminded of the obvious (which is often forgotten), Paste Special. Many thanks! -- DDS Vancouver WA
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Original Content HINT: How to be more efficiency and save time when using Excel? Corrected How to be more efficient and save time when using Excel? :-)
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