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How to change default comment format in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2014-09-05

In default, the comment format in Excel is shown as below, and if you want to change this default comment format to more colorful and lively in Excel, you can do as this tutorial introduced.


Change default comment format

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If you want to change default comment format, you need to go to the Personalize dialog first, then change the advanced setting. Please do as follow steps:

1. Place the cursor on a blank place of the desktop and right click to open context menu and click Personalize. See screenshot:


2. Click Window Color button on the bottom of the dialog. See screenshot:


3. Then click Advanced appearance settings to enter Window Color and Appearance dialog. See screenshot:


4. Click ToolTip form the Item list, then specify the background color, the font, font color, the font size and font color of the comment format. Also you can decide if the font is bold or italic.


5. Click Apply or OK to apply the new setting in your computer. Then click Save Changes to save the setting and close the dialog.

Now the default comment format is changed.


Note: Applying this method will affect all tool tips of the computer.

Tip: If you are using Windows 8, you can change the default comment formats as following:

(1) Right click blank place at desktop, and select the Personalize from the context menu;

(2) In the popping up Personalization folder, click the Display in the left bar;

(3) In the Display folder, go to the Change only the text size section, click the first box and select the Tooltips from the drop down list, and then change the font size in the next box. Here you can also bold all text in comments.

(4) Click Apply.


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