What This VBA Code Does
Using screenshots inside a cell's comment box is a neat little trick I like to do to store documentation (ie an email stating why I should forecast a certain way). This allows my spreadsheet models to remain clutter-free, but also allows me include documentation as to why I might have changed a forecast.
The steps to manually insert an image into a cell's comment box can be a bit of a nusuance, so I wrote some VBA code to automatically do this for me after I select my target cell. Enjoy!
'PURPOSE: Insert an Image into the ActiveCell's Comment
Dim PicturePath As String
Dim CommentBox As Comment
'[OPTION 1] Explicitly Call Out The Image File Path
'PicturePath = "C:\Users\chris\Desktop\Image1.png"
'[OPTION 2] Pick A File to Add via Dialog (PNG or JPG)
.AllowMultiSelect = True
.Title = "Select Comment Image"
.ButtonName = "Insert Image"
.Filters.Add "Images", "*.png; *.jpg"
'Store Selected File Path
On Error GoTo UserCancelled
PicturePath = .SelectedItems(1)
On Error GoTo 0
'Clear Any Existing Comment
'Create a New Cell Comment
Set CommentBox = Application.ActiveCell.AddComment
'Remove Any Default Comment Text
'Insert The Image and Resize
CommentBox.Shape.ScaleHeight 6, msoFalse, msoScaleFormTopLeft
CommentBox.Shape.ScaleWidth 4.8, msoFalse, msoScaleFromTopLeft
'Ensure Comment is Hidden (Swith to TRUE if you want visible)
CommentBox.Visible = False
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