Threaded comments and notes are displayed incorrectly and the new note entry point is missing in Excel

Last Updated: Feb 8, 2019


When you are in Excel the following may occur:

  • Notes buttons are missing from the right click menu.

  • Notes and Threaded Comments don’t show up when hovering over a cell.

  • Threaded Comments are no longer created on the grid, and are being created in the comment pane.

  • The purple Threaded Comment indicator is not rendered and both notes and comments use the red triangle notes indicator.


Microsoft is aware of and investigating the issue. As a workaround, try closing and reopening Excel.

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