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Adding Comments in Microsoft Word

In this Module, we will learn how to:

  • Insert comments
  • Edit and reply to comments
  • Delete comments

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Insert Comments

To insert a comment, first select the text that you would like to comment on. (If you want to comment on just one word, you can place your cursor anywhere inside that word.) For this example, select the “Products and Features” heading. Next, click Review → New Comment:



adding a comment in Word

You will then see a balloon appear on the right-hand side of the screen. Inside this balloon, type your comment. For this example, type “Expand?”



expanding a comment in Word

Once you’re done typing your comment, click outside the balloon to continue editing the document. Save the changes that you have made to the current document and close Microsoft Word 2013.


Editing and Replying to Comments

To begin, open Module 3-2 using Microsoft Word 2013. To edit a comment, click inside of it:



replying to a comment in word



Now you can work with the contents of the comment as you see fit. For this example, replace the existing text with “Add more detail:”



replying to a comment in word step 2



Note that you have the ability to edit any comment at any time, including comments you did not create. You also have the option to reply to comments. Click the Reply button in the upper right-hand corner of the comment in the sample document: 



replying to a comment in word step 3



A new comment will appear below and indented to the right of the original comment. Type “Revised” into this comment:



replying to a comment in word step 4




Deleting Comments


To delete a comment, place your cursor in the commented text or in the comment itself. Try this with the comment in the sample document. Next, click Review → Delete:



deleting a comment in Microsift Word



The comment will now be completely removed from the document. Note that you can also click the Review → Delete drop-down arrow to view more deletion options:



deleting a comment in Microsift Word step 2



Save the changes that you have made to the current document and close Microsoft Word 2013.


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