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Adding virtual sticky notes

01/28/16 Edited 12/09/19

I have a sheet detailing meetings with dates, times and locations lined out. What is the easiest way to add a note to the overall sheet that shares info that applies to all events? I want to essentailly add a sticky note to post my list of items to bring to each event.


Any ideas how to do something like this?

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  • J. Craig WilliamsJ. Craig Williams Top Contributor



    My first thoughts would be Discussions or Attachments.

    Both can be on a specific row, a specific sheet, or the workspace.


    If you have a meeting agenda template, then it might make sense to have these items as rows with a separator to visually show they are 'all meetings'.


    Or if this is a checklist, then another Smartsheet for that with a link from the meeting agenda.


    Or a Webform (and link) if you want to track that they are done before or during the meeting.


    I'll stop now.

    Hope that helps.







  • Thanks, Craig. I think a discussion (with myself) may work! Can you tell me how to add a discussion to a sheet versus a row?

  • J. Craig WilliamsJ. Craig Williams Top Contributor

    On the bottom of the sheets there are buttons:





  • Chuck MuirheadChuck Muirhead ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good morning Angela,


    You could create a simple "sticky note" webform that you can have bookmarked on your desktop, mobile device, etc., to add new notes or tasks.  You can decide if new entries go to the top or bottom of sheet. When you go to the sheet, you will be able to see your "sticky note" row, comments, checkboxes, etc....You can simply delete the row when you no longer need the note.

  • J. Craig WilliamsJ. Craig Williams Top Contributor



    That's a neat tip.



    You can also set up the WebForm to stay open after you submit it too -- and just leave it open on your taskbar (if you are using Windows).






  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 12/06/18

    Hi All,

    Great news! This might help!

    It's now possible to add a specific Column Description to columns.

    I hope this helps you!

    Have a fantastic day!


    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

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