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    Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

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    Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula
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    You can use your personal notes in a formula to remember the details of the figures getting calculated there.

    For example, if a hostel student receives $3000 as pocket money, $1000 takes as credit, incurs $500 on food and pays rent of $750 p.m for a quarter can note down these details in a formula as shown below:-

    =3000+1000-500-750*3+N("My Pocket Money + Credits - Food - Qtly Room Rent")

    From above formula, it gets clear that function N can be used for including notes within formula which would be hidden unless a user selects that cell and finds these notes in formula bar

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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

    Thank you very much. It is very useful. I hate to insert comments, therefore your tip is great!

    I cannot find "Thanks" button.

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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

    This forum does not have a thank you button, but look at the bottom left of post #1 and click on the star if you want to add reputation.
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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

    What versions of Excel does this work for? Cheers.
    B.Econ, CFA

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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

    Well at least 2007+. Does it not work for you in 2003? I do not have 2003 so I cannot test.

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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

    Seems to be working for me in Excel 2003.

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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

    does not work in 97
    "Unless otherwise stated all my comments are directed at OP"

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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

    Martin try with ISNUMBER. Hope this function available in 97

    =3000+1000-500-750*3+ISNUMBER("My Pocket Money + Credits - Food - Qtly Room Rent")
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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

    yep that works

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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

    I now notice that using this with Watch Window (2007+2010) is even cooler!!
    Thank you for that idea
    I find it very "N-abling"
    Tynus
    Last edited by Tynus; 07-10-2012 at 07:26 AM. Reason: Noticed another angle

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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

    Hi phnhu76,
    Thank you very much. It is very useful. I hate to insert comments, therefore your tip is great!
    I cannot find "Thanks" button.
    Thanks phnhu76, now as the "Thanks" button is available, please vote (Post Thanks) on the first post of this thread if you liked the tip.

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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

    Thanks roki4,

    If you liked the tip, please vote (Post Thanks) on the first post of this thread.

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    Re: Personal Notes or Hidden Text in a Excel Formula

    Thanks Tynus,

    I now notice that using this with Watch Window (2007+2010) is even cooler!!
    Thank you for that idea
    I find it very "N-abling"
    If you liked the tip, please vote (Post Thanks) on the first post of this thread.

    Regards,
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