Excel Hack

Shortcut to delete comment in Excel

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) has a feature called notes that allows you to add text to a cell, and comment that allows you to enter text in a threaded format. You can easily delete these notes and comments using shortcuts, so this is a good opportunity to learn how to do it. This will help you work more efficiently and improve your work productivity.

Delete notes shortcut

Windows
Access Key: Alt + R + D or Alt + H + E + M

Mac
None

Delete comment shortcut

Windows
Access Key: Alt + R + D or Alt + H + E + M

Mac
None

Delete notes shortcut

To delete the notes contained in a cell using the shortcut, do the following.

Total Time: 1 minute

Select a cell

Select a cell

Select the cell that contains the notes.

Notes to be deleted

Notes to be deleted

Press Alt + R + D to delete the notes contained in the cell.

Delete all notes

The following section describes how to use shortcuts to remove notes from the data in all cells that contain them.

Cells containing multiple comments

Select any cell that contains data.

Select all cells that contain data

Press Ctrl + A to select the entire data range.

Delete all comments

Press Alt + R + D to delete all notes in the selected cells.

Delete comment shortcut

To remove a comment contained in a cell using a shortcut, do the following.

Select a comment

Select the cell that contains the comment.

Delete comment

Pressing Alt + R + D will delete the selected comment.

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