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How to create a macro that counts comments


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For a Microsoft Excel 97 and earlier and Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition and earlier version of this article, see 141564 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/141564/ ) .
For a Microsoft Excel 97 and earlier and Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition and earlier version of this article, see 141564 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/141564/ ) .

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Summary

In Microsoft Excel, you can insert notes (comments) when you do not want to display comments on your worksheet or when you want to print comments on a separate sheet. The "More Information" section of this article contains sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macros you can use to count how many comments are in a worksheet.

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More information

Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements.

Sample macro 1: To count comments in a selection

' This code counts the number of comments in a selection.

Sub CountNotesSelection()
    counter = 0
    'You must select the range first
    z = Selection.Address
    For Each x In ActiveSheet.Range(z)
        If Len(x.NoteText) > 0 Then counter = counter + 1
    Next
    MsgBox counter
End Sub
				

Sample macro 2: To count comments for the entire worksheet

' This code counts the number of comments for the used range on a
' worksheet.

Sub CountNotesSheet()
    counter = 0
    For Each x In ActiveSheet.UsedRange
        If Len(x.NoteText) > 0 Then counter = counter + 1
    Next
    MsgBox counter
End Sub
				

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Article Info
Article ID : 213638
Revision : 6
Created on : 1/24/2007
Published on : 1/24/2007
Exists online : False
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