How to Copying a Cell Comment

In this article, we will learn How to copy and paste cell comments in Excel.

Copy paste cell comments

Working on excel files with cell comments. For example if a user wants to copy a cell comment in excel. First you need to edit comment, then copy comment, Go to other cell insert comment, then paste in the comment box. I know it becomes hectic when you have many cells to copy and paste. For problems like these, we use Paste special method in Excel. Let's understand it with an example illustrated below.

Copy and Paste special in Excel

To copy just select cell and Use shortcut Ctrl + C or Right click cell and select Copy.

But there are many options of pasting in excel. You can choose this option as per user from Paste special dialog box. Here we need the Comments to Paste, Choose Comments option. To reach the Paste special dialog box, you can choose any of the methods stated below.

  • Right Click cell > Paste Special > Paste Special.
  • Use shortcut Ctrl + Alt + V for windows and Ctrl + Command + V for Macs.

Learn more about Paste Special dialog box Here

Example :

All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here we have a cell and we need to copy the comments of the cell and paste the comments of the cell to the new cell as comment. Basically copy and paste comments of one cell to another without editing any cell value.

Here copying cell contains the link of exceltip website in comments. Now we need this link on the other cell. So First we do the obvious thing, to copy cell using Ctrl + C.

Now go to the past cell. Right click > Paste Special > Paste special. Or just click the cell and Use shortcut Ctrl + Alt + V.

Choose the Comments option and Click Ok.

As you can see the new cell has the same link without even going to the edit comment option. You can insert Data, Chart or any other information as comment to copy and paste to another cell.

Just hover mouse over the cell to see the cell comment.

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

  1. Paste Special recommends some options on the outer with symbols for Paste all (another copy),  Paste Values, Paste only formula, Transpose paste array and paste link only.
  2. You can also perform operations like Add, Multiply, Subtract, Divide on the paste cell using the Paste Special Dialog box.

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