How to Hide Notes in Excel: 3 Handy Approaches

Method 1 – Hiding Notes in Excel Through Review Tab

1.1 Hiding All Notes


  • Go to Review ➤ Notes.
  • Select Show All Notes.

Hide Notes in Excel Through Review Tab

  • All the notes will disappear from the worksheet.
  • You’ll see your dataset as shown in the following picture.

Hide Notes in Excel Through Review Tab

1.2 Hiding Specific Note


  • Select the cell with the note that you want to hide.
  • Select cell D5.

Hide Notes in Excel Through Review Tab

  • Go to the Review tab.
  • Choose Notes ➤ Show/Hide Note.

  • You won’t see the D5 cell’s Note, you can see the note indicator. When you hover over the cell, only then the note will appear.

Method 2 – Using Context Menu to Hide Notes in Excel


  • Select cell D8 at first.
  • Right-click on the Mouse.
  • Get a series of options to choose from.
  • Click Show/Hide Note.

  • Hide that specific note only.
  • The dataset will appear like it’s demonstrated in the following image.

Method 3 – Hiding Notes Through Excel File Options


  • Go to the File tab.
  • In the File window, select Options.

Go Through Excel File Options to Hide Notes

  • The Excel Options dialog box will pop out.
  • Go to the Advanced tab.
  • In the Display section, you’ll see 3 options for the cells with comments (For cells with comments, show).
  • Check the circle for Indicators only, and comments and notes on hover.
  • Choose other options according to your requirements.

Go Through Excel File Options to Hide Notes

  • Press OK.
  • It’ll return the worksheet and the dataset as displayed below.

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