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Add, change, hide, or delete comments in a presentation

Use comments when you want people to review and provide feedback on a presentation that you created, or when colleagues ask for your feedback on a presentation. A comment is a note that you can attach to a letter or word on a slide, or to an entire slide.

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Add a comment

  1. Select the object or slide you want to comment on. Select Review > New Comment. Or select New if the Comments pane is open. You can also add a comment by selecting Insert > Comment.

  2. In the Comments pane, type your message in the box and select Post or press Ctrl+Enter.

When you comment on a document or presentation and use the @-sign with someone's name, the person you mention receives mail with a link to your comment. For more details, see Use @mention in comments to tag someone.

  1. On the View tab, click Normal.

  2. On the Review tab, click Show Comments.

  1. Select the comment in the Comments pane.

  2. Select Reply to respond to a comment.

  1. In the navigation pane, in Normal view, click the slide you want to comment on.

  2. In the Comments pane, click the comment you want to edit, and then click the pencil icon to make changes.

Note: Keep in mind that it's possible for others to edit your comments. Comments in an Office document are stored in the file, so anyone with edit access to your file can edit your comment.

In the Comments pane, select the comment you want to delete, select More thread actions (...) and select Delete thread.

Add a comment

  1. Select the object or slide you want to comment on. Select Review > New Comment. Or select New if the Comments pane is open. You can also add a comment by selecting Insert > Comment.

  2. In the Comments pane, type your message in the box and select Post.

When you comment on a document or presentation and use the @-sign with someone's name, the person you mention receives mail with a link to your comment. For more details, see Use @mention in comments to tag someone.

This feature requires PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 for Mac version 16.24.

  1. On the View tab, click Normal.

  2. On the Review tab, click Show Comments.

    Select Show Comments.

  1. Select the comment in the Comments pane.

  2. Select Reply to respond to a comment.

  1. In the navigation pane, in Normal view, click the slide you want to comment on.

  2. In the Comments pane, click the comment you want to edit, and then click the pencil icon to make changes.

Note: Keep in mind that it's possible for others to edit your comments. Comments in an Office document are stored in the file, so anyone with edit access to your file can edit your comment.

In the Comments pane, select the comment you want to delete, select More thread actions (...) and select Delete thread.

Add a comment

  1. Select the object or slide you want to comment on. Select Review > New Comment. Or select New if the Comments pane is open. You can also add a comment by selecting Insert > Comment. You can also use either of these keyboard shortcuts.

    Keyboard shortcut on Windows: Ctrl+Alt+M

    Keyboard shortcut on macOS:   Image of the MAC Command button icon+Shift+M

  2. In the Comments pane, type your message in the box and select Post.

When you comment on a document or presentation and use the @-sign with someone's name, the person you mention receives mail with a link to your comment. For more details, see Use @mention in comments to tag someone.

  1. On the View tab, click Normal.

  2. On the Review tab, click Show Comments.

  1. Select the comment in the Comments pane.

  2. Select Reply to respond to a comment.

  1. In the navigation pane, in Normal view, click the slide you want to comment on.

  2. In the Comments pane, click the comment you want to edit, and then click the pencil icon to make changes.

Note: Keep in mind that it's possible for others to edit your comments. Comments in an Office document are stored in the file, so anyone with edit access to your file can edit your comment.

In the Comments pane, select the comment you want to delete, select More thread actions (...) and select Delete thread.

Add a comment to a slide

  1. Select the slide you want to comment on. Tap the Comment button at the bottom of the screen. 

    The floating toolbar in PowerPoint for Android has a New Comment command
  2. Type your message in the box and tap the Send button.

  1. Select the object you want to comment on. Tap the New Comment option from the toolbar.

  2. Type your message in the box and tap the Send button.

When you comment on a document or presentation and use the @-sign with someone's name, the person you mention receives mail with a link to your comment. For more details, see Use @mention in comments to tag someone.

This feature requires PowerPoint for Android version 16.0.11231.

  1. Tap Comments above the slide sorter. The Comments pane appears.

  2. Use the buttons on the Ribbon to navigate backward and forward through comments.

  3. Type in the Reply box to respond a comment.

  1. Tap Comments above the slide sorter. The Comments pane appears.

  2. Tap the comment and tap Edit.

  3. Edit your comment and tap Save.

  1. Tap Comments above the slide sorter. The Comments pane appears.

  2. Tap the comment to edit and tap the three dots to display the menu.

  3. Tap Delete thread to remove the comment.

Add a comment to a slide

  1. Select the slide you want to comment on. Tap the Comment button at the bottom of the screen. 

  2. Type your message in the box and tap the Send button.

  1. Select the object you want to comment on. Tap the New Comment option from the toolbar.

  2. Type your message in the box and tap the Send button.

When you comment on a document or presentation and use the @-sign with someone's name, the person you mention receives mail with a link to your comment. For more details, see Use @mention in comments to tag someone.

This feature requires PowerPoint for iOS version 2.21.

  1. Tap Comments above the slide sorter. The Comments pane appears.

  2. Use the buttons on the Ribbon to navigate backward and forward through comments.

    The Comment buttons in PowerPoint for iPhone

  3. Type in the Reply box to respond a comment.

  1. Tap Comments above the slide sorter. The Comments pane appears.

  2. Tap the comment and tap Edit.

  3. Edit your comment and tap Save.

  1. Tap Comments above the slide sorter. The Comments pane appears.

  2. Tap the comment to edit and tap the three dots to display the menu.

  3. Tap Delete thread to remove the comment.

See also

Modern comments in PowerPoint

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