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Execl - Adding user comments based on cell contents

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I have a spreadsheet with tabs for each month of a year and would like if a user enters "N" into a cell that Excel prompts the user to input a cell comment.  

Can someone help me with the VBA for this?

Thanks so much,

Mark
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Question by:M Thomas
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by:Martin Liss
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Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim strComment As String

If UCase(Target) = "N" Then
    strComment = InputBox("Please enter the text of your comment")
    If Target.Comment Is Nothing Then
        Range(Target.Address).Comment.Text Text:=strComment
    Else
        If vbNo = MsgBox("A comment already exists in the cell. Do you want to replace it?", vbYesNo) Then
            Exit Sub
        Else
            Range(Target.Address).Comment.Text Text:=strComment
        End If
    End If
End If
End Sub

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by:M Thomas
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Thanks Martin.

I had the VBA go to debug on the following line:

Range(Target.Address).Comment.Text Text:=strComment

Can you help?

Thanks so much,

Mark
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Martin Liss earned 500 total points
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I corrected that line and modified the code a bit for when there's already a comment in the cell.
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim strComment As String

If UCase(Target) = "N" Then
    If Target.Comment Is Nothing Then
        strComment = InputBox("Please enter the text of your comment")
        Range(Target.Address).AddComment strComment
    Else
        If vbNo = MsgBox("A comment already exists in the cell. Do you want to replace it?", vbYesNo) Then
            Exit Sub
        Else
            strComment = InputBox("Please enter the text of your new comment")
            Range(Target.Address).Comment.Text Text:=strComment
        End If
    End If
End If
End Sub

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by:M Thomas
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Thanks so much Martin!
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