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How to pop up the cell value while clicking in Excel?

Have you ever tried to place the cell value in a pop-up message while clicking in Excel? Actually, this job is impossible. But we can place the cell value in a comment to pretend a pop-up message as below screenshot shown.

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Pop up cell value while clicking with adding comment by VBA

Pop up cell value with add value to comment by Kutools good idea3


Pop up cell value while clicking with adding comment by VBA


Here is a macro code that can automatically add the value to comment while clicking at the cell.

1. Right-click on the sheet tab you use, and select View Code from the context menu. See screenshot:
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2. In the popping Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, paste below code to the script.

VBA: Add comment while clicking

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20170928
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    If Target.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
    If Target.Value = "" Then Exit Sub
    Target.ClearComments
    Target.AddComment Target.Value
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Then save the code and go back to the sheet, the cell value will be added to the comment while clicking the cell.

Note: This VBA cannot add comments for all kinds of number cells, such as numbers, currencies, dates, etc.


Pop up cell value with add value to comment by Kutools

If you want to add each cell value of a range to the relative comment, you can apply Kutools for Excel’s Convert Comment and Cell utility.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy functions, makes your jobs easier. 

1. Select the cells you want to pop up the values, and click Kutools > More > Convert Comment and Cell. See screenshot:
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2. In the Convert Comment and Cell dialog, check Insert content of cell into comment option. See screenshot:
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3. Click Ok. Now each cell value has been added to corresponding comment.

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