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    Comment Alternative (Excel 2000 SR1)

    A colleague showed me a spreadsheet with things in it that seem like comments, but aren't really.

    When you move the cursor into the cell in question, a pop-up box that looks very similar to a comment (yellow background, bold on the first line, but no call-out line) pops up in any available nearby space. If you click, you can't edit it. If you right-click, no conext menu appears. You can add an actual comment to the same cell, indicating that this other thingy is not a comment.

    What is it? Can I create such thingies? Thanks!

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    Re: Comment Alternative (Excel 2000 SR1)

    It is probably a "Data - Validation" input message.

    Steve

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    Re: Comment Alternative (Excel 2000 SR1)

    Steve,

    Thanks, that's it! I never bothered with Data Validation.

    JIM

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