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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    162

    Unanswered: Defining the location a comment shows

    I have a code that adds comments and fill with pics.

    Is it possible to define the location the comment will show when you mouse over. I know you can move around the comment box once it appers.

    The code I use is

    Sub Macro()

    Dim rng As Range
    Dim shp As Comment


    Set rng = ActiveCell

    If ActiveCell.Value = "Click to add pic" Then

    Dim fn
    fn = Application.GetOpenFilename
    If fn = False Then
    Else
    Set shp = rng.AddComment("")
    shp.Shape.Fill.UserPicture fn
    shp.Shape.Height = 322
    shp.Shape.Width = 465
    ActiveCell = "QC Pic"
    End If


    Else
    End If


    End Sub

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    511
    This is how I add comments automatically to a range of cells. You need to have the data for the comments stored in a worksheet where you can read them. In my case, the comment text is in Sheets(2) in the same column and cells where they will be added to Sheet1. I test for text in column A on Sheet1 and stop adding comments when a blank cell in encountered, which in my application is the end of the data.

    Code:
    Range("A2").Select
        While Trim(ActiveCell.Value) <> ""
            Range(ActiveCell.Address).AddComment
            Range(ActiveCell.Address).Comment.Visible = False
            Range(ActiveCell.Address).Comment.Text _
                Text:=Sheets(2).Cells(ActiveCell.Row, ActiveCell.Column + 1).Value & ""
            ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Select
        Wend
    Next I set properties of each comment to ensure they are not visible until the mouse is dragged over the cell, and resize the comments to reduce the size of the retangular comment box.

    HTML Code:
    Dim c As Comment
    For Each c In ActiveSheet.Comments
            c.Visible = False
            c.Shape.Locked = False
            c.Shape.TextFrame.AutoSize = True
        Next c
    I hope this helps in what you are doing.
    Good luck!
    Jerry

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    511
    A correction--the comment text I add is actually text that is in column B of Sheets(2), which happens to be a name for a code in column A.
    Jerry

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