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Comment formatting may be lost when you share a workbook

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When you open a workbook, some of the formatting that you applied to a cell comment in the workbook is lost.

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This problem occurs if the workbook is shared.

NOTE: To share a workbook, click Share Workbook on the Tools menu. On the Editing tab, click to select the Allow changes by more than one user at the same time check box and click OK.

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There is currently no workaround for this problem.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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More information

In Microsoft Excel, you can apply many kinds of formatting to text in a cell comment. If you don't share a workbook, all formatting is retained. However, if you share a workbook, only bold and italic comment formatting is retained. When you save and close a shared workbook, the following formatting is lost:
Font Size
Font Color
Double Underline

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Keywords: KB211717, kbpending, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 211717
Revision : 5
Created on : 1/23/2007
Published on : 1/23/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 394