Insert or delete a comment

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Applies to: Word for Office 365, Word for the web, Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, Word 2010, Word 2007.


Linking your comments to distinct parts of a document clearly indicates your feedback. If anyone else is commenting on the document, replying to their comments allows you to have a conversation, despite when you’re both in the document at different points.

  1. Pick your desired content to comment on.
  1. Click Review New Comment.
  1. Enter your comment. If you want to add changes to any of your comments, just return and alter them.
  1. To reply to a comment, find the comment, and press 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 pick Delete Comment.

To delete every comment in the document, click the Review tab, select the down-arrow on Delete, and press Delete All Comments in Document.

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