Reviewing and Sharing Workbooks

In Excel track changes and comments when proofreading worksheets. Also share Excel workbooks with others easily.

Adding and deleting comments

Sometimes you may want to add a comment to a worksheet to provide feedback for the author instead of changing the contents. Comments are highlighted by a unique indicator and can be read by the original author or by any other reviewers.

To add a comment:

  1. Select the cell where you want the comment to appear.
    Selecting a cellSelecting a cell
  2. From the Review tab, click the New Comment command.
    New Comment commandNew Comment command
  3. Type your comment.
    Typing a commentTyping a comment
  4. The red indicator in the upper-right corner shows that there is a comment in that cell.
    Comment indicatorComment indicator
  5. Hover your mouse over the cell to view the comment.
    Viewing a commentViewing a comment

To edit a comment:

  1. Select the cell containing the comment you want to edit.
  2. From the Review tab, click the Edit Comment command (where the New Comment command used to be).
    Edit Comment commandEdit Comment command
  3. Edit your comment.
    Editing a commentEditing a comment

To delete a comment:

  1. Select the cell containing the comment you want to delete.
  2. From the Review tab, click the Delete command.
    Delete commandDelete command
  3. The comment will be deleted.