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How to Add, Edit, and Delete Comments in Microsoft Word

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The ability to add comments to Microsoft Word documents is one of the program’s most useful features. In a multi-user environment, it provides an easy and effective way to collaborate and comment on document drafts. It is useful also for a single user to find the feature handy for adding notes and reminders. On this section we will learn how to add, edit, and delete comment on a Word document.

How to enter a new comment in Microsoft Word

  1. Highlight the section that you want to comment on.
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  1. On Navigation Pane, select Review then click New Comment.
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  1. Type the comment on the field that will appear on the right margin. It will show your name and time stamp which is visible to other users.
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  1. To edit the comment, click on the message box to make some changes.
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Deleting a comment on Microsoft Word

Note: Once you start a comment thread inside a Word document, you can choose to delete, hide, print, or reply to it.

  1. Select the comment that needs to be deleted.
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  1. Right-click on the selected comment and select Delete Comment, or once you select the comment, click Delete Comment on Navigation pane.
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Hiding all comments in Word

  1. Go to review section on Navigation pane and select Show Markup.
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  1. Uncheck Comments on Show Markup.
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Learn more about How to add, edit, and delete comments in Microsoft Word:
How to Use the Comments Feature in Microsoft Word
Insert, delete, or change a comment

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