Excel - Add a custom background for your Comments

Here is a simple tip to add a custom background for the Comment boxes..

Proceed as follow:

  • Select a Cell/Right Click
  • Select the "Insert Comment" option

  • A red triangle appears at the top right of the cell
  • Delete the text if you want
  • Click on the hatched frame and then right click: Format Comment

  • Select Color and Lines tab/Fill/Color/click on the small arrow to expand the options.
  • Select the "Fill Effets Options" and in the new Window that opens Select the Texture Tab.

  • Click on the "Other texture" button and select an image from your hard drive (or any other media)
    • E.g: With a Custom image:

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