Bring back Edit Comments (Legacy) to the Right-Click Menu
The new Threaded Comments that appeared in Build 1809 are awesome for 99% of the people. But for the Commenting Gurus - anyone who has ever taken the time to build help systems by resizing, re-coloring, re-shaping and using Show All Comments, we are going to see our comments get destroyed by well-meaning co-workers.
Yes, all of the legacy icons are available for adding back to the Ribbon, but we the comment gurus can not trust our co-workers and managers to take the time to add these.
My request: If Excel detects any comment in the workbook that is a different color, a different size, a different shape, holds a photo, or if Show Comment is turned on, then *do not offer* our co-workers the option to "Reply to Comment" and then default to "Convert Comments". That "Convert Comments" button is global and permanent and might as well say "Undo all the work that our genius co-worker did in building this help system."
At the very least, add "Edit Comment (Legacy)" to the right-click menu, just above "Reply to Comment" so we have a 50/50 shot that our comments will not be destroyed by our manager. Please.
We have addressed the topic of this suggestion by bringing back the legacy comments as notes and included the edit comment action as “edit note” in the right click menu. Also, this topic has multiple suggestions, so if for any remaining suggestions which are not covered by the update to reintroduce legacy comment editing, please open a new suggestion. Thank you.
Alex Waterton commented
Please return them to the right mouse click menu list as this will be most valuable
I agree, good idea
If legacy comments exist then leave them alone. Period. For those that want to change to the new system, "make them do the legwork" as it were.
I agree with Bill Jelen!!!!!
S. Briggs commented
I used formatted comments and agree with Bill.
Les Breiland commented
I Agree with Bill Jelen's take on all of this