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I'd like to make some notes/mark some cells privately on a shared Google Spreadsheet in Google Drive. Is this possible?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

I figured out a work-a-round and this is how to do it:

Shared file with edit rights

  1. Create a new sheet
  2. Protect sheet (Tools, Protect sheet) and set to me only
  3. Set the color of the font to white

Now you're able to make notes without anybody seeing them. If you want to see them, select the cell to see the content of that cell. It won't appear in the cell itself, but to the right of the Fx symbol at the top of your screen:
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Other users can't edit the sheet, thus can't control the font color.
This solution only works, if you set the sheet color to be white !!

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