VBA Code To Insert An Image Into A Cell Comment

VBA Macro Insert Image Into Cell Comment Box

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!

VBA Code:

Sub InsertPictureComment()
'PURPOSE: Insert an Image into the ActiveCell's Comment
'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com/the-code-vault

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)
   With Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
    .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
    End With

'Clear Any Existing Comment

'Create a New Cell Comment
Set CommentBox = Application.ActiveCell.AddComment

'Remove Any Default Comment Text
  CommentBox.Text Text:=""

'Insert The Image and Resize
  CommentBox.Shape.Fill.UserPicture (PicturePath)
  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

Exit Sub


End Sub

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