Excel shortcuts

Add a Comment Shortcut in Excel

If you work with Excel spreadsheets on a regular basis, you know how useful comments can be. Comments allow you to insert notes into cells that can be viewed by other users, but don't appear in the actual cell contents. This can be helpful when you want to provide additional information about the data in a cell without cluttering up the cell itself.

Unfortunately, the process of adding a comment to a cell in Excel is not particularly user-friendly. To add a comment, you have to right-click on the cell, select "Insert Comment" from the menu that appears, and then type your comment into the box that appears. This process is fine if you only need to add a comment to a cell once in a while, but if you find yourself adding comments on a regular basis, it can quickly become tedious.

Fortunately, there is a way to create a shortcut that will allow you to add a comment to a cell with just a few keystrokes. Here's how:

1. Select the cell or cells where you want to add the shortcut.

2. Right-click on the selected cell and select "Format Cells" from the menu that appears.

3. In the "Format Cells" dialog box, select the "Shortcut" tab.

4. In the "Shortcut" field, type the shortcut you want to use for adding comments. For example, you could use the shortcut "Ctrl+Shift+C".

5. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.

Now, whenever you want to add a comment to a cell, simply select the cell and press the shortcut you created. A comment box will appear, and you can type your comment into the box. When you're finished, press "Enter" and the comment will be added to the cell.

This shortcut will save you a lot of time if you find yourself adding comments to cells on a regular basis. Give it a try the next time you need to add a comment to a cell in Excel!

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