Cell Comments and Notes
Put a sticky note on a cell
By Neale Blackwood
You can put a comment on a cell by right clicking the cell and selecting Add Comment. This displays a pop up box (like a post it note) whenever the mouse hovers over the cell. If you want a popup to display each time the cell is selected you use data validation.
First select the cell, then click the Data menu and select Data Validation. Click the Input Message tab and enter a heading and text in the spaces provided and click OK. The message will display each time the cell is selected.
This is a useful documentation feature for cells that may only be populated once a month or less frequently and you need a note to specify where the data comes from or how it is calculated.
First published: CPA AUSTRALIA Website 2009