Adding Data, Charts, or Other Information to a Cell Comment

In this article, we will learn How to add a picture in Comment in Excel.

Scenario:

Excel is widely used to analyse, summarize and formulaize data. Sometimes users need to add more information to a cell than already. For example adding a chart picture to a cell comment as an additional information to the same cell. For these situations, we face a common problem that we are unable to find the option from where to insert a picture. Let's learn how to do it in excel using an example illustrated below.

To Add image to a cell comment

Right click at the edge of comment box > Format Comment > Color and Lines > Color > Fill Effects > Picture > Select Picture.

Note: Adding images to excel will make the excel size larger and not easy to handle unless the file is on an external hard drive.

Example :

All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here we have the website name and we need to add its logo as a cell comment. The logo is saved as an image in the system.

Follow the steps

First Insert a comment. To insert a comment on cell, Right click > Insert Comment. Can be confirmed from below image.

This will show a red triangle on the top right of the cell with a yellow box (comment box) as shown below.

 

Now Right click on the any edge of the comment box as shown above. Make sure you did not use the right click on the font text. This will open the Format comment dialog box.

Click the drop down arrow on the color box as shown in the above snapshot. Now click the Fill effects option as shown below.

This will open the Fill effects dialog box. Go to Picture > Select Picture. As shown in the image below, There is the option we were looking for to insert the image.

Select the picture from the system browsing up the files. The sample picture will be displayed as shown below.

Click Ok > Ok > Ok.

As seen clearly from the above snapshot the image is added as a comment. To see the comment just hover mouse over the cell.

Edit a cell comment in Excel

To edit cell comment Right click cell > Edit Comment.

Delete a cell Comment in Excel

To delete a cell comment Right click cell > Delete Comment.

Paste a cell comment in Excel

Copy cell > Right click new cell > Paste Special > Comments > Ok

Here are all the observational notes using the formula in Excel
Notes :

  1. Adding images to excel will make the excel size larger and not easy to handle unless the file is on an external hard drive.
  2. You can data, chart images, pictures, etc to make the excel file more understandable.

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Comments

  1. "Be aware that this can rapidly make your workbook file size very large indeed!

    May not matter to you as a developer when working off your hard disk, but if the workbook is then on a network it might be a different issue.

    Alan."

  2. It seems in XL 2000 that if you put a picture in a comment of a header cell, using window=>split; freeze panes so that the header is always visible when you scroll, then the picture is also split. If you scroll all the way up to the top of the sheet, the picture appears normally.

  3. I added a picture to the comment in cell C6, then clicked on another cell to close the comment. Allthough the view-comment works fine when I pass the cursor over cell C6, editing the comment does not. When I right-click again on cell C6 and choose edit comment, I get only the comment-text, not the picture. To see the picture I need to left- or right-click on the frame of the comment. I'd liked to see the pictue immediately when I edit the comment. Who can help me out of this?

  4. I added a picture to a comment. Now the comment stays exploded and will not shrink to hidden comment. Anybody know what gives? Thanks, Kent.

  5. "Be aware that this can rapidly make your workbook file size very large indeed!

    May not matter to you as a developer when working off your hard disk, but if the workbook is then on a network it might be a different issue.

    Alan."

  6. It seems in XL 2000 that if you put a picture in a comment of a header cell, using window=>split; freeze panes so that the header is always visible when you scroll, then the picture is also split. If you scroll all the way up to the top of the sheet, the picture appears normally.

  7. I added a picture to the comment in cell C6, then clicked on another cell to close the comment. Allthough the view-comment works fine when I pass the cursor over cell C6, editing the comment does not. When I right-click again on cell C6 and choose edit comment, I get only the comment-text, not the picture. To see the picture I need to left- or right-click on the frame of the comment. I'd liked to see the pictue immediately when I edit the comment. Who can help me out of this?

  8. I added a picture to a comment. Now the comment stays exploded and will not shrink to hidden comment. Anybody know what gives? Thanks, Kent.

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