We have previously written about how to add a comment to a cell in Excel 2013, but what if you need to delete a comment after you add it, or there is an existing comment in a spreadsheet that you don’t need anymore? Fortunately you can delete a comment in Excel 2013 in a very similar manner to how that comment was first inserted.
One of the benefits to full-featured spreadsheet applications like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets is the set of tools that they have for collaborating. This allows you to do things like comment or suggest changes on data in a way that is easy to track and manage.
The guide below will show you two different methods for deleting a comment in Excel. The first method will involve using a button in the navigational ribbon, while the second method will have you right-click on the cell with the comment and delete it that way.
How to Delete Comments in Excel 2013
- Open your spreadsheet.
- Click the cell with the comment.
- Click Review.
- Select Delete in the Comments section.
Our article continues below with additional information on deleting comments in Excel, including pictures of these steps.
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How to Remove a Comment in Excel 2013 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed in Excel 2013, but are similar in Excel 2007, 2010, and 2016.
Step 1: Open your spreadsheet in Excel 2013.
Step 2: Select the cell containing the comment that you want to delete.
Step 3: Click the Review tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the Delete button in the Comments section of the ribbon.
Additional Method for Deleting Comments in Excel 2013
You can also delete a comment by right-clicking the cell containing that comment, then click the Delete Comment option.
If you would prefer to edit the existing comment, rather than delete it, then you can do so by selecting the Edit Comment option in both of these locations instead.
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