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A comment is a note or annotation that an author or reviewer can add to a document. Microsoft Word displays the comment in the Reviewing pane or in a balloon in the margin of the document.

This article answers some frequently asked questions about the Comment feature in Word.

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What is a balloon?

How do I view the comments in a Word document?

How do I hide the comments in my Word document?

How do I insert a comment?

How do I change a comment?

How do I delete a comment?

What is the Reviewing pane?

How do I print the comments in my Word document?

How do I print my document without printing the comments?

I can see the comments, but how do I determine the author of a comment and when it was made?

How do I respond to a comment?

Additional Resources

For more information about how to use comments, see Remove tracked changes and comments from a document.


Article ID: 286169 - Last Review: July 12, 2013 - Revision: 6.1
Applies to
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Word 2002
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