How to turn off balloons for comments and track changes in Word 2002 and Word 2003

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SUMMARY
This article describes how to turn off the balloons that appear for comments and track changes in the right side margin of your Microsoft Word 2002 or Microsoft Office Word 2003 document.
MORE INFORMATION
To turn off or hide the balloons for comments and track changes in the right side margin of a Microsoft Word document, follow these steps:
  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. On the Track Changes tab, do one of the following:
    • In Word 2003, change the Use Balloons (Print and Web Layout) box to Never.
    • In Word 2002, click to clear the Use Balloons in Print and Web Layout check box.
  3. Click OK to close the Options dialog box.
Note This process only hides the balloons for comments and track changes. These steps do not remove any changes.

For more information about comments and track changes, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type track changes in the Search for box in the Assistance pane, and then click Start searching to view the topic.
For more information about how to remove comments and tracked changes, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type review tracked changes and comments in the Search for box in the Assistance pane, and then click Start searching to view the topic.
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Article ID: 832661 - Last Review: 12/08/2015 05:30:40 - Revision: 2.2

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