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How to convert cell contents to comments in Excel?

Maybe you have a range of cells filled with some information, and now you want to convert those cell contents to comments in a worksheet. Is it possible for you to finish this task in Excel? Here are some quick tricks to solve this problem.

Convert cell contents to comments with VBA code

Quickly convert cell contents to comments with Kutools for Excel


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The following brief VBA code can help you to convert cell contents to comments, and you can apply the code with following steps:

1. Select the range of cell values that you want to convert to comments.

2. Click Developer > Visual Basic, a new Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window will be displayed, click Insert > Module, and input the following code into the Module:

Sub CellToComment()
'Updateby20140509
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
For Each Rng In WorkRng
    Rng.NoteText Text:=Rng.Value
Next
End Sub

3.Then click doc-divide-5 button to execute the code. And a dialog pops up for you to select a range to convert, then click OK, then all of the selected cell contents have been converted to comments. See screenshots:


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arrow blue right bubbleQuickly convert cell contents to comments with Kutools for Excel

As an Excel beginner, VBA code is a little difficult for you. So, I will introduce you a simple way to deal with this.

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If you have installed Kutools for Excel, the Convert Comment and Cell of Kutools can help you to convert cell contents to comments quickly and conveniently. Please do as follows:

1. Highlight the range you would like to convert them to comments.

2. Click Kutools > More > Convert Comment and Cell, see screenshot:

3. In the Convert Comment and Cell dialog box, select Convert content of cells into comments option. See screenshot:

4. Click OK. And all of the selected cell contents have been converted to cell comments. See screenshot:

With Convert Comment and Cell feature, you also can convert comments to cell contents. For more detailed information about Convert Comment and Cell, please visit Convert Comment and Cell feature description.


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Is there any plan to convert to Comments instead of notes for the functionality of the new Excel versions?
This would be very helpful

Here is a VBA that works but a Kutools shortcut would be nice as it would work in any file extension instead of only Macro compatible

Convert Cell Content to Comment
Sub ConvertToComment()
Dim C As Range
For Each C In Selection
C.ClearComments
If Len(C.Value) > 0 Then
C.AddComment
C.Comment.Text C.Value & ""
End If
'Optional: Delete cell content after converting
C.ClearContents
Next C
End Sub
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hi! hi about new Excel comments option, not notes?
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Hi, I use this macro to check old values in a range of cell. How can add comments to existing comments with a text. eg - first value is 1000. then I run the macro is must come as "was 1000" in comments. now I have changed value to 900. Next time I run the macro on same cell or cells it must show as "was900 was1000" now changed value to 800. so when I check cell comments I can see value actually dropped from 1000 to 900 and currently it is 800.
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I need help to enter new row. However there are few condition . 1.> I need each row for Col A1(for ID# i.e. A1, A2..A25) as progressive addition when every time new row is entered. If , I'm entering new row after A20 then next row should have ID# as A21. It should always insert the row below last used row. 2.> Similarily, I need to add in progressive hyperlink cell value in the column "H1" onward. Is this possible, If yes, please advise.
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I'm using Excel 2010 and facing same issue i.e. when char length is more than it skip to convert in comment. Please could you please advise as what change needs to be made in code to not limit the char length.
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what is the string length limit for the conversion? It appears cells with Cell content longer than 255 are skipped. It would at least be better to get the first 255 characters converted
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[quote]what is the string length limit for the conversion? It appears cells with Cell content longer than 255 are skipped. It would at least be better to get the first 255 characters convertedBy Darrel Stickler[/quote] Hello, please tell me the version information of your Excel. There is no such issue with Kutools for Excel 7.00. :) please contact me at jaychivo#extendoffice.com
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