How to Copy Comments in Excel & Google Sheets

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Laura Tsitlidze

Last updated on April 28, 2023

This tutorial demonstrates how to copy comments in Excel.


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Copy a Comment

Say you want to copy a comment from cell D3 to cell C4.


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To copy D3’s comment to cell C4, follow these steps:

  1. Copy cell D3 by selecting it and entering CTRL + C on the keyboard.
  2. Right-click on cell C4 and choose Paste Special


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  1. In the pop-up screen, choose Comments and Notes and click OK.


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As a result, the comment is copied from cell D3 to cell C4.


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Copy a Note

Copying a note in Excel works the exact same way; Paste Special is the same for comments and notes.


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Copy Comments in Google Sheets

While you cannot copy a comment or note within a Google sheet itself, but you can ensure that the comments and notes are also copied but when you make a copy of your commented sheet.

  1. In the Menu, go to File > Make a copy.


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  1. Tick Copy comments. If you wish to copy resolved comments, check that option too, and then click Make a copy.


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This creates a new Google document that includes any comments and notes from in the original document.


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