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What is this yellow box? ..Not a comment

  1. #1
    MistWolf
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    What is this yellow box? ..Not a comment

    Hello,
    My friend and I are pretty proficient in Excel, but have never seen this
    before. When selecting a cell, a yellow box pops up with information. I can
    move the box around the sheet, but it does not appear to be a comment. (When
    I do add a comment in the sheet, I can right click the comment to change
    properties and it also has a line attaching it to the cell it's commenting on
    - this yellow box does not).

    I've tried searching help, etc but don't know enough of what to look for.
    Any help would be appreciated!

    I'll send you a screenshot if you need more info - that speaks more than
    words!

  2. #2
    Biff
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    Re: What is this yellow box? ..Not a comment

    Hi!

    It's probably a data validation input message.

    Select the cell then goto Data>Validation. Click the Input message tab and
    see if there's an entry there.

    Biff

    "MistWolf" <MistWolf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CC6C0D46-F8C3-46F5-A895-D75ED2FAC617@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    > My friend and I are pretty proficient in Excel, but have never seen this
    > before. When selecting a cell, a yellow box pops up with information. I
    > can
    > move the box around the sheet, but it does not appear to be a comment.
    > (When
    > I do add a comment in the sheet, I can right click the comment to change
    > properties and it also has a line attaching it to the cell it's commenting
    > on
    > - this yellow box does not).
    >
    > I've tried searching help, etc but don't know enough of what to look for.
    > Any help would be appreciated!
    >
    > I'll send you a screenshot if you need more info - that speaks more than
    > words!




  3. #3
    Debra Dalgleish
    Guest

    Re: What is this yellow box? ..Not a comment

    It sounds like a data validation input message. There's information in
    Excel's Help, and here:

    http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal04.html

    MistWolf wrote:
    > Hello,
    > My friend and I are pretty proficient in Excel, but have never seen this
    > before. When selecting a cell, a yellow box pops up with information. I can
    > move the box around the sheet, but it does not appear to be a comment. (When
    > I do add a comment in the sheet, I can right click the comment to change
    > properties and it also has a line attaching it to the cell it's commenting on
    > - this yellow box does not).
    >
    > I've tried searching help, etc but don't know enough of what to look for.
    > Any help would be appreciated!
    >
    > I'll send you a screenshot if you need more info - that speaks more than
    > words!



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    Debra Dalgleish
    Excel FAQ, Tips & Book List
    http://www.contextures.com/tiptech.html


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