Notation within a formula

Peter100

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Hi

Is it possible in Excel to insert a notation within formulas (not within VB)

for example;
=Sumproduct(A3:A99..........)) "this calculates the whatever"

It was possible in Quatro and I wondered if such an ability existed in Excel
 

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Dufus

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Where do you want the comment to show up?

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dcardno

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You can do it with the "N()" function. The function returns a zero if the value in the brackets is text, so
Code:
= 15 + N("15 estimated by Bill")
will return 15.

I have always found it a bit clumsy, and preferred cell notes or descriptive labels in adjacent text - but to each his own, I guess...
 
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