Many at times we may need to **leave a comment in a formula** without disrupting or affecting the operation of the formula. While this can be hard for most people, here is a step by step guide on how to do so.

Note that for **documentation purposes**, you will need to leave comments in formula while working with excel spreadsheets. This is important as the comments will help you know what the functions are for, or specific instructions regarding the formula. Below is how this is done:

**Formula**

**=Formula+ N(“comment”)**

The **N function** can be used to leave a comment in a formula which returns a **numeric result**. In our formula above, the **N()** allows us to leave an in-cell comment.

It is important to remember that the N function will only work if you use a **numeric value**, as it will return a number. But if you use a **text value**, then the function will **return a zero** as the result.

When the cell in which the formula has been applied is selected, the comment shall be seen in the **formula bar**.

**Example 1**

**Step 1: **Have your data

*Figure 1. Setting up data*

**Step 2: **Enter your formula

*Figure 2. Input formula*

**Step 3: **Add the N() Function

*Figure 3. Add the N() Function*

**Note:**

You must remember to use the quotation marks inside the N() function for you to get the correct result.