Solved: Excel comment formatting

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MzLizz

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Can anyone tell me how you can change your default font for comments in Excel?

Thanks!
~Mz
 
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Workaround #1: Will only work on your PC and NOT a setting in the file. Right-click your desktop and choose Properties. Click the Desktop tab (you may also need to hit Advanced button in Win XP). From the dropdown, choose Tooltip. Change the formatting there.

VBA Code (forcing): This will work in the FILE for all users who allow VBA to run. If you create the file once, and are done, then you should be able to use the code, and then delete it from your file before sharing with others.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;213680
 
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I thought this would be a system settings thing (Display -- Properties), but I tried all the options & drew a blank.

Your best bet may be a macro in your personal macro workbook, which you then assign to a custom toolbar button. Something like -

Sub AddComment()
Selection.AddComment
Selection.Comment.Visible = True
Selection.Comment.Text Text:=""
With Selection.Font
.Name = "Tahoma"
.FontStyle = "Bold"
.Size = 8
.Strikethrough = False
.Superscript = False
.Subscript = False
.OutlineFont = False
.Shadow = False
.Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
.ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
End With
End Sub

, but with the bits you want different changed.

If you don't have a personal macro workbook, just start recording a macro (Tools -- Macro -- Record New), rename it, specify to store in PMW, click OK. Then Stop Recording straightaway. Then unhide the PMW (Window menu), and ALT-F8 to edit the macro (ie: paste the above in between the Sub & End Sub lines).

HTH,
Andy
 
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>> Beatcha!
Don't be so competitive -- some of us have housework to do as well.

>> did you get my email?
Hard to say ; I have heavy blocking at the mo due to all the virus & spam crap. Got something from Weather Alert 'bout "the Hurricane" but no content.

Rgds,
Andy
 
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