Comments in Microsoft Excel 2013 allow you to identify a problem or question that you have about data in a cell without affecting the data itself.
After you create a comment, there is typically a small arrow at the top-right corner of the cell called a comment indicator, which indicates that a comment is attached.
The comment itself may also be visible, depending upon whether you have elected to show comments in the worksheet.
But these comments and comment indicators can be distracting, so you may be looking to hide them entirely without deleting or accepting the comments.
Our guide below will show you how to hide comments and comment indicators in Excel 2013.
Hiding Comments and Comment Indicators in Excel 2013
The steps in this article will affect a setting for the Excel 2013 program, which means that comments and comment indicators will be hidden for all worksheets that you open in the program.
If you decide later that you need to show the comments and indicators, then you will need to follow these same steps to turn them back on.
Here is how to hide comments and comment indicators in Excel 2013 –
- Open Excel 2013.
- Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
- Click Options at the left side of the window.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- Scroll down to the Display section of the menu, then check the option to the left of No comments or indicators. Click the OK button to save your changes.
These steps are also shown below with pictures –
Step 1: Open Excel 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click Options in the column at the left side of the window.
Step 4: Click the Advanced tab at the left side of the Excel Options window.
Step 5: Scroll down to the Display section, then check the circle to the left if No comments or indicators. You can then click the OK button to apply your changes and close the window.
Note that clicking the Show All Comments button on the Review tab will undo this setting.
Now that you know how to hide comments and indicators in Excel 2013, you can prevent those objects from being shown while you are viewing or editing a spreadsheet.
If you often work with comments in Excel, then you may be wondering how to print them along with your spreadsheet. Learn how to print comments in Excel 2013 by changing a setting on the Page Setup menu.
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