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Insert or delete a comment

Insert or delete a comment

Attaching your comments to specific parts of a document makes your feedback more clear. If someone else is commenting on the document, replying to their comments lets you have a discussion, even when you're not all in the document at the same time.

  1. Select the content you want to comment on.

  2. Go to Review New Comment.

  3. Type your comment. If you want to make changes to any of your comments, just go back and edit them.

  4. To reply to a comment, go to the comment, and select Reply.

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.

Add a comment

Practice with comments and other collaboration features in Word by downloading this Collaborate in Word learning guide.

Delete comments

Right-click the comment, and choose Delete Comment.

To delete all the comments in the document, go to the Review tab, click the down-arrow on Delete, and choose Delete All Comments in Document.

  1. Select the content you want to comment on.

  2. Select Review > New Comment.

    Comments in Word ribbon

  3. Type your comment, and select Post. An image of a comment, showing the Post button. The Post button is in the bottom righthand corner of the Comment card when you are drafting a new comment or comment reply.

  4. To reply to a comment thread, go to the comment, and select @mention or reply.​​​​​​ An image of a comment, showing the @mention or reply box. Click into this text field to start a new reply to the associated comment thread.

Bubbles Comment bubble in the margin indicate where someone has left a comment.

Practice with comments and other collaboration features in Word by downloading this Collaborate in Word learning guide.

Edit comments

You can edit a comment by selecting Edit comment under the More thread actions drop down menu, which can be found in the top right hand corner of the comment. 

An image of a comment card, showing the Edit comment option. The option is under the More thread actions drop down menu, which can be found in the top right hand corner of the comment.

Note: In Word for the Web we have restricted the Edit comment option to be available only on comments that you have authored. However, keep in mind that it may still be possible for others to edit your comments by modifying your Office file directly.  

Delete comments

You can delete a comment by selecting Delete thread under the More thread actions drop down menu, which can be found in the top right hand corner of the comment.

An image of a comment, showing the Delete thread option under the More thread actions menu on the comment card.

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