Comments Manager for Microsoft Excel

View, create and edit Excel cell comments

Comments Manager for Microsoft Excel is a tool for quick and convenient work with the cell comments in your worksheets. If you like to explain formulas, provide instructions or enter ideas in your sheet with comments, this tool will be your irreplaceable assistant.

  • Type a new comment on the add-in pane to automatically have it in a cell.
  • Edit, delete, copy or export comments to a new workbook.
  • Convert cell contents into comments and vice versa.
  • Add pictures as comments.

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Comments Manager will make work with cell notes a breath

Comments encouraged

Cell comment is a really useful Excel feature. Adding a note to a cell allows collecting remarks and reviews and can be especially helpful if you share a workbook with colleagues. They are also a way to create helpful reminders, add clarifications or explain formulas without changing your table appearance. If you have numerous comment boxes in your Excel table you may know that modifying and working with them can be pretty tricky.

Comments Manager streamlines commenting by cutting the clicks on such basic operations as inserting, deleting or editing comments. Along with Excel's basic commenting features, the add-in lets you convert cell contents to comments and vice versa, export cell notes, drag-n-drop comment text to Excel cells from the add-in pane, insert picture, author, date, or time on the fly.

To cut the long story short, Comments Manager makes commenting faster and more effective.

Bring comments to cells or export them

Imagine you have a large Excel table with numerous comments that contain really important information. The scaring task is to transfer the data to another database. At this point you will lose all comments. You believe there must be a way of copying the data from a comment to its cell. Comments Manager can easily add comment texts to the respective cells or replace the cell contents with comment values.

But what if you have inserted a ton of cell comments and now want to extract them and do something with their contents? Then you will need the add-in's Export option. Just click the Export button on the pane and get all your comments copied to a separate workbook. You will see two columns in the new spreadsheet: Cell address and Comment text. Just click on the cell address links to navigate to the corresponding comment in your table.

Insert picture, author, date or time

  • Insert picture comment. Adding picture comments can be even more fascinating. It is really helpful if you insert an image of a product instead of making the user read complicated descriptions.
  • Insert author, if necessary. If you are familiar with the standard Excel comment feature you know that each time you add a comment, Excel automatically adds the author. People often wonder how to avoid this. Comments Manager doesn't include author into the comment. It's up to you to decide whether or not you want the author info in it.
  • Add current date or time. Respectively you can add the current date and time to the comment box to show when the changes or explanations were introduced.

With Comments Manager for Excel you can

  • Enter a new comment on the add-in pane to have it automatically inserted.
  • Easily edit, delete and copy comments to another location.
  • Extract comment text to the cell.
  • Replace cell contents with comment text.
  • Insert picture, author, date or time.
  • Export comments to another workbook.
  • Navigate among the comments.
  • Add cell text to comment and vice versa.
  • Drag-n-drop comment texts to Excel straight from the pane.

Comments Manager for Microsoft Excel

Get all comments on the add-in pane

See the comments in the list on the add-in pane

Easily edit, remove and copy comments in Excel

Use add-in pane to edit, delete, copy and paste comments

Bring cell text to comments

Replace comment with cell text

Insert picture, author, date or time

Add picture, author, date or time to a comment

This add-in comes as part of Ultimate Suite - 60+ professional tools for Microsoft Excel

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Free 14-day trial version, 13 MB

System requirements:

Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Excel 2016 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Desktop Excel included in Office 365
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Excel 2007

Operating System

  • Windows 10 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016
  • .NET Framework 4.0 must be installed.

If you need to install the add-in for a group of users, or on a Terminal Server (servers farm) please see Corporate deployment

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