Deleting a Comment from a Cell

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 6, 2014)

Many comments that get added to cells are meant to be used only temporarily. For instance, you might have a series of comments in a spreadsheet that indicate work that still needs to be done within those cells. As you do the work, you'll no longer have need for the comment, so you can get rid of them.

Deleting existing comments is easy. Here's how to go about it:

  1. Select the cell that has a comment you want deleted. (You can tell which cells have comments by looking for the small triangle in the upper-right corner of the cell.) The comment appears beside the cell. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. Comments appear beside cells with which they are associated.

  3. Click the Delete link. Sheets asks you to verify that you want to delete the comment.
  4. Click Delete. The comment is deleted.

You can, if you prefer, simply resolve comments instead of outright deleting them. A resolved comment is still maintained by Sheets, but it no longer appears as a comment associated with a particular cell. To resolve a comment, select the cell containing the comment and then click on the Resolve button. The comment is removed from the cell, but it is still accessible if you click the Comments button at the upper-right corner of the screen.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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