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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.
  1. On Navigation Pane, select Review then click New Comment.
  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.
  1. To edit the comment, click on the message box to make some changes.

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.
select the comment to delete in microsoft word
  1. Right-click on the selected comment and select Delete Comment, or once you select the comment, click Delete Comment on Navigation pane.

Hiding all comments in Word

  1. Go to review section on Navigation pane and select Show Markup.
  1. Uncheck Comments on Show Markup.

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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