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How to insert formula result in Excel comment?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-07-23

Inserting comment to the cells maybe help you to descript some contents definitely, but have you ever tried to insert the formula result to the comment when the comment cell is applying a formula as below screenshot shown? In Excel, except entering the formula result into comment manually, there is no built-in function to solve it. But here I introduce some interesting tricks which can do you a favor on it.

Insert formula result in comment with VBA

Insert formula result in comment with Kutools for Excel good idea3

Here is a VBA code can help you to quickly insert a comment with the formula result of the active cell.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to open Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste below code to the Module script.

VBA: Insert comment with formula result

Sub ValueToComment()
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim xTxt As String
    Dim xCell As Range
    On Error Resume Next
    If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then
      xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal
      xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal
    End If
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Select cells you want to insert comment with formula result:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    On Error Resume Next
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For Each xCell In xRg
        If xCell.HasFormula Then
            xCell.AddComment CStr(xCell.Value)
        End If
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

doc add formula result to comment 1

3. Press F5 key to run the code, a dialog pops out to remind you to select cells you want to insert comments with their formula results. See screenshot:
doc add formula result to comment 2

4. Click OK, and comments are created with the displayed results of corresponding formulas.
doc add formula result to comment 3

To insert the formula result to comment, you can apply Kutools for Excel’s Convert Comment and Cell utility to directly insert cell contents to the comment.


After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select the formula cells you want to insert the formula results as comments and click Kutools > More > Convert Comment and Cell. See screenshot:
doc add formula result to comment 4

2. And in the prompt dialog, check Insert content of cell into comment option, see screenshot:
doc add formula result to comment 5

3. Click Ok. And you can see all cell contents have been inserted into the corresponding comments. See screenshot:
doc add formula result to comment 6

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Ich habe eine Frage zu dem VBA. Ist es auch möglich dort einen Sverweis zu integrieren? Wenn ja, wie?
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